Federation belge de la viande

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Lobbying Costs

10,000€ - 24,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.35 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Federation belge de la viande   (FEBEV)

    EU Transparency Register

    893391428026-16 First registered on 17 Aug 2017

    Goals / Remit

    FEBEV is the national federation of Belgian slaughterhouses, cutting plants and wholesalers for pork, bovine, sheep and equine. We have about 120 members from the three regions within Belgium. Our members represent 98% of the national turnover in the pork sector and 92% in the bovine industry.

    The offices of FEBEV are located in the heart of Brussels. Our daily operations are managed by our team of specialists.

    The food industry, and moreover the meat sector is characterized by a great number of companies, and FEBEV is the spokesperson defending their interests in negotiating with authorities, animal rights activists and the political scene.

    FEBEV channels information for its members and assists them when problems or questions arise. Typical questions are linked to export, quality, regulatory issues, animal welfare, etc.

    Belgian meat is exported to approximately 60 countries worldwide. FEBEV assists operators to implement export procedures.

    Main EU files targeted

    Free Trade agreements (CETA, Mercosur, TTIP, etc.)
    Export negotiations with third countries
    Animal welfare regulations
    Transport of meat
    Veterinary regulations/ meat inspection
    Import of horse meat


    Head Office
    Arduinkaai 37
    Brussels 1000 - 1
    EU Office
    Arduinkaai 37
    Brussels 1000 - 1


  • 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


    Trade unions and professional associations

  • Networking



    Member of FEVIA, the Belgian Food industry Association

    Member of UECBV, the European Meat and Livestock Association.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    10,000€ - 24,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    10,000€ - 24,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Trade unions#Welfare and conservation of animals

    Communication activities

    - Setup of IT- platforms destined to fulfill export requirements from 3rd countries (PRC, Russian Federation)
    - Meat2020 project. A national project with grants from the Flemish community to improve the resilience of the Belgian meat industry and set up indicators for companies to benchmark their performance against those from others
    - Antibiotics project, financed by FEBEV and its members to find a screening solution for antibiotics prior to animals entering the food chain as a precautionary measure on farm level.
    - Participation in various university studies on microbiology, meat quality, sustainability
    - Yearly events organized in conjunction with the FASFC (Federal Food Agency) to help operators improve their self-checking systems based on the HACCP principles.
    - Several meetings through our European federation UECBV with the European commission relating to animal welfare, transport of meat, trade with PRC, food fraud, etc.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    2 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 proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 02 May 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject Imports of horsemeat from third countries
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      • Miriam Garcia Ferrer (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jul 2021 Location Online
      Subject EU's agricultural promotion policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      • Roberto Berutti (Cabinet member)
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