The International Meat Trade Association

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International Meat Trade Association (IMTA)

Membership coverage
IMTA covers principally the beef, pork, poultry and sheep meat trade, particularly in relation to the market of the European Union.
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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.
Main Activities
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.
Trading Terms
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). 

katie dohertyCEO
Katie Doherty 

  • Studied BA International History at the London School of Economics.
    Katie joined IMTA in September 2012. Katie has recently completed her Diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulations with The Institute of Export.


katrinaPolicy Manager
Katrina Walsh 

  • 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 Assistant Daniela Merola

  • Currently Studying BSC in Criminology with Psychology at London South Bank University.Daniela joined IMTA in April 2017.



Dan Soper

Policy & Operations Assistant Dan Soper

  • Dan joined IMTA as a Policy & Operations Assistant in July 2018 after graduating with a degree in International Relations from the University of East Anglia. His degree studies focused on Global Political Economy, culminating in a dissertation examining the economic and political impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.



Caitlyn Lambert

Policy & Market Intelligence Assistant Caitlyn Lambert

  • Caitlyn joined IMTA in August after graduating with a BSc in Agri-Business Management from Newcastle University. I specialise in Food Economics, Food Marketing and Supply Chain Management in the perishable goods sector.


IMTA is a company Limited by Guarantee and Registered in England Number 105383