Desirable to Have Export Ban Lifted

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Desirable to Have Export Ban Lifted


THE key speakers at Thursday's UFU annual meeting both referred to the BSE situation and, in particular, the matter of Northern Ireland attaining low incidence status, which was vital for the recovery of many aspects of the farming industry.

David Byrne, the European Commissioner for Food and Consumer Protection, said he accepted that the BSE crisis was a cause of great hardship in Northern Ireland and that the hardship must have been greater due to the low incidence of the disease as compared to elsewhere in the UK.

"The incidence of BSE in this country has recently fallen to very low levels, lower than in the Republic. There is every reason to hope that this encouraging trend will continue," he said.

Mr Byrne said with the low levels of BSE incidence the question was raised as to whether Northern Ireland should be freed of the restrictions that currently applied throughout the UK. The figures indeed suggested such a case and the initiative for seeking the removal of the restrictions could only be taken by the UK Government.

"Clearly as the responsible European Commissioner, my attitude about such a development can only be guided by public health considerations. I would see it as desirable that we all work together towards the lifting of the restrictions on the export of beef from Northern Ireland. I have received strong representations to follow this line in farming and political interests both in Northern Ireland and Britain," he said.

But Mr Byrne had a warning for those involved in the beef sector.

"The lifting of the remaining restrictions is not the solution to all the difficulties of the beef sector. it will help, but you should not overlooked the wider difficulties such as breaking into continental and third country markets," he said.

He went on: "These markets are extremely difficult to break into. You only have to look to your counterparts in the Republic as an example. Despite being free of the restrictions you suffer, they have also endured great difficulties. …

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