Representing members engaged in the international meat trade

The International Meat Trade Association is the leading UK trade association in facilitating the trade in meat, both exports and imports.

Our expertise in customs, veterinary checks, the WTO, free trade agreements, tariff rate quotas (including their administration) is established in history reaching back to 1895 when the first imports of frozen meat came from Australia, New Zealand and South America.

Nowadays trade is both chilled and frozen from both the EU and further afield. Our members have expertise in international trade, importing and exporting to several continents around the world, however the EU market is also an integral aspect of many of our members business both on import and export.

We represent importers and exporters of beef, lamb, pork and poultrymeat. Associate members bring expertise from across the supply chain from shipping and insurance to cold storage and logistics.

IMTA is an active member of UECBV (The European Meat & Livestock Trades Union). 

We provide market information, policy and legislative updates and offer a members’ query service and a voice to companies trading in the meat sector.

IMTA is playing a leading role in Brexit in advising government and providing guidance to its members both via daily news updates and regular briefings.