International Meat Trade Association (IMTA)
IMTA covers principally the beef, pork, poultry and sheep meat trade, particularly in relation to the market of the European Union.
Our 62 members are importers, exporters, international traders and wholesale distributors of meat and meat products. Our 17 associate members cover activities closely linked to the international meat trade, such as customs clearance, transport or insurance.
Because of our strong international connections we also attract members based in non-UK countries.
IMTA represents the membership's interests at meetings with the UK authorities, EU Commission and other international bodies. In particular IMTA is an active member of UECBV (European Livestock and Meat Trading Union).
Members are supplied with reports of all relevant meetings and are kept fully informed of trade developments affecting their businesses.
The Association has for most of its existence, provided its members with trading terms. The new Conditions of Sale and Arbitration Rules are effective from 20th June 2010.
Copies of the Conditions and Arbitration Rules are also available in book form and may be purchased from the Secretariat (£6 for members; £10 for non-members).
Chief Executive Officer
Holds a BA Joint Honours Economics and Agricultural Economics and MA Economics.
Worked for 15 years as an economist with the UK Meat and Livestock Commission where she specialised in European agriculture policy.
Has 15 years experience as an independent consultant in the meat sector.
In 2006 she was appointed as the Director of IMTA.
Liz is a specialist in EU meat import regimes and other issues affecting the international trade in meat. She has established long term links with British Government officials and EU Commission officials both independently and via the European Livestock and Meat Trade Association (UECBV).
- Studied BA International History at the London School of Economics.
Katie joined IMTA in September 2012. Katie is currently studying towards a Diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulations with The Institute of Export.
Policy and Market Intelligence Executive
- Studied BA and MA in European Politics (with French) and MA in Legislative Studies. Katrina joined IMTA in April 2016, having previously worked for two years at the European Meat and Livestock Trades Union in Brussels.
Administrative AssistantDaniela Merola
- Currently Studying BSC in Criminology with Psychology at London South Bank University.Daniela joined IMTA in April 2017.
IMTA is a company Limited by Guarantee and Registered in England Number 105383