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Adam Sharpe


Adam Sharpe specializes in a range of topics in the agribusiness sphere including trade, policy and legislation, and the impact of Brexit on the UK and EU farming sectors.

He joined Informa in 2007 and was appointed Editor of Agra Europe in September 2011.

Previously, he was Deputy Editor of food industry title Foodnews and Senior Reporter at the agricultural commodity newsletter The Public Ledger–both now part of IEG Vu.

Before he became a journalist, Adam worked in the marketing sector for a number of leading UK and multinational companies. He has a BA (Hons) degree in management from the University of Brighton.

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World's top meat exporters oppose EU-UK WTO quota deal

Seven of the world’s biggest meat exporting countries have written to the EU and UK objecting to their widely reported plan to split existing tariff rate quotas (TRQs) after Brexit.

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US leads growing opposition to EU-UK WTO tariff rate quota plan

Opposition to a reported EU-UK agreement on how agricultural import quotas should be carved up post-Brexit is strengthening with a number of key agricultural trade partners, including the US, Brazil and Canada, claiming the approach is not consistent with the principle of leaving other World Trade Organization (WTO) members “no worse off”. 

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

EU-UK tariff quotas ‘deal’ gets New Zealand cold shoulder

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