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Profile of registrant

Dutch Meat Association

Identification number in the register: 19782003137-18
Registration date: 28/01/10 11:59:42

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/01/14 09:10:00
The date of the last annual update was 03/01/14 09:10:00

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Dutch Meat Association
Acronym: COV
Legal status: Association
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Jos Goebbels
Position: Chairman

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Frans Van Dongen
Position: Director International Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 80 Louis Braillelaan 
P.O. box: 61
Zoetermeer 2700 AB
Telephone number: (+31) 79 363 49 00
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Bureau Brussel
Trierstraat 59-61
+32(0) 2 230 7500

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

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

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.