The UK’s Livestock Network says the UK’s beef supply is so tightly controlled by the European Union that it is unable to sell its product to the rest of the world.
The network, which has the largest beef cattle market in the world, said it would start selling UK-made products in the market by the end of 2019.
The Livestocks Network said the European Commission (EC) had recently announced that it would not allow any products that were exported from the EU to be exported to the UK, meaning that all UK beef products would be sold in the EU market.
The network said it has been unable to find a supplier who will sell its products in a way that is compatible with the EU’s regulations.
Livestock networks have long struggled to sell their products to the EU.
Last year, the EU imposed new restrictions on imports of products like beef and lamb that are exported from countries with anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures, such as Poland.
The European Commission imposed a further one-year ban on imports in the first half of 2019, meaning the UK is unable currently to sell UK-produced beef to the entire European Union.
Lovestock network chief executive Andrew Smith said the EU decision to not allow UK-grown beef in the bloc was “a huge setback” for the UK and a “huge blow” to its ability to sell to the world.
“We believe that by 2020, the UK will be able to produce its own beef and we have the capacity to sell our beef product in the UK to other markets.
The only problem is that we are unable to supply it to the European markets because of the restrictions on its supply in the European market,” Smith said.”
Livestsock networks are able to sell beef to all EU markets, but they cannot sell it to other countries.
The EU decision has put us in a difficult situation and has put a huge strain on the network.”
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) also said the restrictions would not be enforced, with some European countries restricting the movement of cattle and limiting the movement.
The UK government has already announced it will not allow beef on European markets in 2020.