|July 20, 2004,
as reported by just-food.com: EU’s Trade
Commissioner, Pascal Lamy, will spend the week traveling
to Turkish cities, attending the Fourth Euro-Med trade
ministerial conference and hopefully resolving some outstanding
trade issues Europe’s neighbor to the south.
Lamy is to travel to Istanbul and Ankara this week
to discuss bilateral trade issues, including Turkey’s
ban on imports of beef.
The visit will be coupled with the Fourth Euro-Med
trade ministerial conference, which Lamy will co-chair
in Istanbul on 21 July.
The Commission said a large part of Lamy’s visit
will be devoted to seeking a satisfactory resolution
of long-lasting bilateral trade problems, such as the
Turkish ban on imports of beef.