The government is trying to force the world’s biggest meat exporter to make the move.
Samuel Seo, president of the World Food Programme, said it was a “necessary step” in the fight against animal cruelty.
He also urged the United States to follow suit.
Seo is a global expert on meat.
He has led an international campaign to ban meat from all animals, including fish and poultry.
He said it would be “inhumane” for countries to make meat a luxury food item.
He added: “This is not an easy decision but I am convinced that it is the right thing to do.”
The U.S. government and the World Health Organization are leading the international effort.
They announced the new rules last month, and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Trade Organization and the European Union are also supporting them.
They also aim to reduce meat consumption by 75% by 2030, and prevent 10 billion tons of it from entering the world each year.
The U,N.F.O. and other countries have said that by 2020, about 80% of the world will have cut back on meat consumption.