Chris Horseman is a former director of Informa Agribusiness Intelligence and now works for IEG Policy and Vu in a freelance consultant and editorial capacity.
He is a seasoned analyst of European and global agricultural and trade affairs. His specialist areas include the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), agricultural trade policy and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
After graduating from the University of Birmingham (UK), Chris worked for a period of time at the European Commission before joining Informa as a Brussels Correspondent for Agra Europe in 1987.
Chris took up a senior editorial position in Agra Europe’s UK office in 1991, and became Editorial Director in 2006.
He is a regular speaker and moderator at agricultural conferences and seminars, and has made numerous appearances on TV and radio news programmes.
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Following years of negotiations, the European Union has put forward what it anticipates will be its final offer on the sensitive agriculture chapter of bilateral trade negotiations with the Mercosur bloc of Latin American countries, including tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for beef, sugar, milk powder, maize and wheat.
The European Union is poised to offer Mercosur a deal which will offer completely free trade on 83% of agri-food imports from the South American bloc within 10 years.
The EU has reached an agreement in principle with the United Kingdom on the terms under which the UK will leave the bloc in 2019.
EU member state governments have committed to a significant change to intervention purchasing arrangements in 2018, in a bid to prevent a further build-up of skimmed milk powder (SMP) stocks next year.