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Parliamentary questions
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28 October 2020
E-005860/2020
Question for written answer  E-005860/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Jordan Bardella (ID)
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: CETA and control of imports of Canadian beef

An audit by the Commission’s food safety experts that was published in May 2020 revealed failures in the traceability of Canadian beef (Le Monde, 18 September 2020) with regard to traces of growth hormones, as well as a potential conflict of interest among Canadian veterinarians. Canadian beef containing hormones has definitely been able to enter the French market. However when CETA was adopted, the EU’s leaders gave assurances that a strict control on products of this kind had been guaranteed.

1. What steps will the Commission take to ensure this issue does not pose any danger to the health of EU consumers?

2. Will the measures envisaged include the triggering of safeguard clauses, as permitted by the treaty between the EU and Canada?

Original language of question: FR
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