IMTA met with the Japanese Embassy in London to discuss Brexit, the EU-Japan FTA which has just reached a political agreement and to sample some delicious Japanese Wagyu beef at Tokimeite in London.
Katie Doherty & Liz Murphy visited the WTO in Geneva to meet with the WTO Secretariat and various WTO missions to discuss Brexit among other things.
They attended a Cairn’s Group bbq at the residence of The Australian Ambassador, Frances Lisson.
IMTA met with members of the Cairn’s group as well as the WTO Secretariat.
Liz Murphy, Margaret Boanas and Katie Doherty were invited to attend a reception at the Residence of the Ambassador of Uruguay Fernando López Fabregat. The occasion was a celebration of the cooperation between The Worshipful Company of Butchers, The Worshipful Company of Woolmen, The master of the IT livery and The International Meat Trade Asscociation. Meat is a vital part of the Uruguayan economy with its 12 million cattle and 9 million sheep. IMTA looks forward to further working with the Uruguayan embassy in London.
Liz Murphy, IMTA CEO met with Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce with Meat & Livestock Australia.
On 11th November Katie Doherty visited Fray Bentos, the town in Uruguay where the famous Anglo meat packing factory was built. The factory has been recongised as a UNESCO world heritage site. The site includes buildings from the Liebig Meat Extract Company which exported meat and corned beef to the European market from 1865. The Anglo Meat Packing Plant then exported frozen beef from 1924 onwards.