Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (721)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

721. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the national allocations for Mercosur countries arising from the increased beef access of 99,000 tonnes from the Mercosur deal into the EU. [31216/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

It is unclear at this point what the national allocations of the Beef TRQ among the four Mercosur countries will be.  However, it is our current understanding that the TRQ is likely to be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.  This means that there will be no specific allocation for the four individual Mercosur countries in the final agreement and that it will be up to those countries to make arrangements to manage it appropriately.