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US targets retaliatory tariffs by EU, China, others in latest WTO complaints

The US took aim at retaliatory tariffs put in place against its goods in response to its own steel and aluminum duties, filing five separate complaints against China, the European Union (EU), Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization (WTO) July 16.

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FDA looking at three Cyclospora outbreaks

With the weather heating up, FDA is investigating three outbreaks of Cyclospora, the latest of which has been linked to McDonald’s salad, causing the company to stop selling salads in 3,000 restaurants in 14 states.

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Disagreements linger over threshold for GMO disclosure

USDA's proposed bioengineered food disclosure standard does not answer the key question of what threshold amount of a GMO triggers the disclosure requirements, prompting marked disagreement among stakeholders on where to draw the line. 

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France and Germany demand to maintain CAP budget “at current level”

The Agriculture Ministers of France and Germany have announced that they oppose the European Commission’s planned cuts in the EU’s farming subsidies and aim to keep the agricultural policy budget stable after the UK leaves the bloc.

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CAP Reform comparison 2015-20 vs 2021-27: Direct Payments

The proposed Common Agricultural Policy for 2021-27 will introduce a number of changes to the current system of direct payments. This easy-to-use table allows you to compare and contrast elements of the new CAP with the current 2015-20 policy.

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Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states
Disagreements linger over threshold for GMO disclosure
Andriukaitis tells EU governments to crack down on misleading food labelling
EU and Japan create massive free trade zone
France and Germany demand to maintain CAP budget “at current level”
EU Ministers back Romania’s plea for ASF financial aid
Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector
Day ahead – July 17, 2018: Farm bill timing update, Legislative action on Trump’s trade powers, USDA science pick
US targets retaliatory tariffs by EU, China, others in latest WTO complaints
USDA announces funds for producers affected by 2017 wildfires, hurricanes
Germany and Korea link up to study contaminants in daily diet
Polish parliament to amend Sunday shopping ban law
FDA looking at three Cyclospora outbreaks
Meat industry, consumers raise red flags over FDA regulation of lab-grown meats
Brazil, EU and Russia clash at WTO over meat trade issues
Baltic states demand to end “unfair competition” caused by CAP subsidies
Italian deputy prime minister reiterates Italy will not sign CETA
Codex to work on nutrition labels, sets new limits on contaminants
EU member states push Commission to lower CAP’s environmental requirements
EFSA report calls for common collection method of wild boar numbers to stem ASF spread in the EU
Day ahead – July 16, 2018: Trump calls EU 'foe' on trade, IMF urges Argentina to keep soy export tax in place
US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, trade & US economy in focus
Questions remain with reliance of whole genome sequencing in outbreaks
USDA's McKinney heads Southeast Asia trade mission
FDA provides $32.5 million to states to implement FSMA’s Produce Safety rule

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EU Ministers back Romania’s plea for ASF financial aid

Member states have endorsed an appeal by Romania to set up exceptional measures and financial assistance to support pig farmers in areas hit by African Swine Fever (ASF).
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Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU and Japan create massive free trade zone

A wide-ranging trade and cooperation deal that the EU and Japan signed on 17 July will create a free trade zone covering over 600 million people, ending some €1 billion in export duties that European firms currently pay annually, with Europe’s agri-food sector expected to be one of the main winners.

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Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

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Day ahead – July 17, 2018: Farm bill timing update, Legislative action on Trump’s trade powers, USDA science pick

House action to move to conference on the farm bill with the Senate could arrive Thursday. Meanwhile, legislative action on Trump's trade powers could go forward, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told reporters, and Scott Hutchins was nominated to be USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics.

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EU and Japan create massive free trade zone

A wide-ranging trade and cooperation deal that the EU and Japan signed on 17 July will create a free trade zone covering over 600 million people, ending some €1 billion in export duties that European firms currently pay annually, with Europe’s agri-food sector expected to be one of the main winners.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

USDA announces funds for producers affected by 2017 wildfires, hurricanes

Nearly $2 billion in funding has been made available by USDA to assist agricultural producers affected by 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, the department announced Monday (July 16).
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Polish parliament to amend Sunday shopping ban law

Stanisław Szwed, Poland’s First Deputy Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, has announced that a group of lawmakers is drafting amendments to the country’s Sunday shopping ban law and plans to submit the amended bill after the summer.

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Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Andriukaitis tells EU governments to crack down on misleading food labelling

EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has written to all 28 member states urging them to step up enforcement of European rules on misleading food labelling.

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EU and Japan create massive free trade zone

A wide-ranging trade and cooperation deal that the EU and Japan signed on 17 July will create a free trade zone covering over 600 million people, ending some €1 billion in export duties that European firms currently pay annually, with Europe’s agri-food sector expected to be one of the main winners.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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FDA looking at three Cyclospora outbreaks

With the weather heating up, FDA is investigating three outbreaks of Cyclospora, the latest of which has been linked to McDonald’s salad, causing the company to stop selling salads in 3,000 restaurants in 14 states.

US Food Policy Food Safety and Standards FDA

EU and Japan create massive free trade zone

A wide-ranging trade and cooperation deal that the EU and Japan signed on 17 July will create a free trade zone covering over 600 million people, ending some €1 billion in export duties that European firms currently pay annually, with Europe’s agri-food sector expected to be one of the main winners.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Meat industry, consumers raise red flags over FDA regulation of lab-grown meats

The meat industry and consumer groups are raising red flags over the potential for FDA to regulate lab-grown meat, poultry and seafood products, and say FDA and USDA should work together with all stakeholders before any decisions are made about which agency gets oversight over the emerging products.

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