Economic diplomacy - Stéphane Le Foll and Matthias Fekl welcome the resumption of beef exports to South Africa (September 23, 2015)


Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry, Government Spokesperson, and Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, welcome the announcement by South Africa that it will lift the embargo on French boneless beef and offal, after 5 years of negotiations.

At the same time, negotiations are continuing in order to allow the South African market for bone-in beef to be reopened as swiftly as possible.

This announcement by the South African government, which follows that of the Vietnamese government on September 2, and that of the Singapore authorities on August 13 regarding the lifting of their embargo on exports of French beef, is very good news and strengthens the government’s efforts to implement the international component of the program to support the French livestock sector.