Trade & Animals
Increasing international trade in live animals and animal products means that the work of Eurogroup can no longer be restricted within EU borders. Decisions on standards and regulations within the European Union have an impact on animal welfare around the globe where it affects the way animals are farmed or products are tested for their safety.
Eurogroup believes that all products in our shopping basket should be produced to the same standards regardless whether produced in the EU or imported. Trade rules should allow for countries to decide what they can do to protect their animals and their consumers. We contribute to animal welfare internationally through representation in international coalitions and institutions such as the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) and work together with international animal protection groups. We closely monitor European policy on international trade and are ensuring that animal welfare is included in all bilateral agreements between the EU and third countries.