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Old 04.07.2019, 18:23
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The whole chlorine thing is just an excuse to put up a non-tariff barrier with the US to ensure there is no trade deal. Itís double standards and itís pure protectionism.
For the nth time, No.

The EU has minimum animal welfare standards; something I'm pretty sure would be supported by the majority of EU consumers (Particularly and ironically the Brits). If an importer is allowed to undermine those standards then those imports become unfair competition.

If the US would be prepared to raise its standards to the EU level (which are generally still too low btw), there would be no problem with importing anything. They already do it with beef (not allowed to be hormone treated in the EU so the US have non-hormone treated production....or possibly they cheat but that is another story). Nothing to stop them with chicken. But to allow their overcrowding of birds but using bleach to disguise the result is clearly unfair against EU producers.
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