Dutch Meat Association

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.75 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Dutch Meat Association   (COV)

    EU Transparency Register

    19782003137-18 First registered on 28 Jan 2010

    Goals / Remit

    The Dutch Meat Association promotes and protects the interests of employers in the Dutch meat and meat-processing industry, a sector that employs some 10,000 people. Our members are responsible for over 80% of the total Dutch turnover of meat products. The value of this turnover is more than 4 billion Euro per year. Just over half of the total annual production is exported on average. Many of our members are active in the field of export and some belong to the world marketleaders in their business.

    We provide a platform for our members for a large number of collective activities. The task of protecting members’ interests is wide-ranged and varies from determining terms and conditions of employment wage agreements within the industry in consultation with national and European government to promotion of exports.

    In collaboration with partners in the meat production chain (from the farmer to the supermarket) systems are developed to ensure total quality assurance within the chain.

    Main EU files targeted

    All relevant EU legislation and initiatives related to life animals, meat and meat production, sustainability, food safety, international trade, social affairs, competition issues, consumer issues and health issues. These are actually particulary animal disease issues (ASF), trade issues (FTA negotiations), product safety issues and climate change discussions.


    Head Office
    Louis Braillelaan, 80
    Zoetermeer 2700 AB
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    The Dutch Meat Association is a member of UECBV (Union Européene du Commerce du Bétail et de la Viande) and IMS (International Meat Secretariat)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    EU grant income for closed financial year

    70,000 € (Source: Chafea, promotion)

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Monitor the work of the Intergroup on animal welfare#Landbouw, Internationale Handel, Volksgezondheid, Interne Markt.
    Landbouw, Internationale Handel, Volksgezondheid, Interne Markt.

    Communication activities

    Lobbying for all relevant issues in the Dutch meat market and introducing the website www.trustedpork.com. COV is actually running 2 EU cofunded promotion campaigns. One European pork in 5 Asian countries and one for European veal in North America and Japan. COV is also very active in the High Level Missions of Commissioner Hogan.

    Other activities


  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 13 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Pig meat sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      • Cristina Rueda Catry (Cabinet member)
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