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CAP Monitor

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CAP Monitor is the unique guide to the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and is available to all European Agriculture Policy channel subscribers.

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CAP Crisis reserve should become “more readily available” – Agrifish Council

As crises will be a recurrent feature of EU agriculture in the years to come, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) crisis reserve should be triggered easily and in an automatic fashion, a number of member states have declared.

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Export competition and more discussed at WTO ag session

Ideas and background information were exchanged in a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture that focused on export competition, export restrictions and market access.

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EU farmers ask for less stringent rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers

Ahead of the trilogue taking place next week among the three EU institutions, EU agriculture representatives have called for more lenient rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers leaving farmers enough time to adjust to changing circumstances.

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Cambodian rice producer urges EU to reconsider tariffs

One of the Cambodia’s largest rice producers has appealed to the European Commission to reverse its decision to impose tariffs on the commodity’s imports from the country.

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EU to make new call for WTO panel in pork dispute with Russia

The EU will this week renew its request for the establishment of a WTO panel to assess whether Russia has complied with a ruling against its ban on EU pork and other pig products.

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Export competition and more discussed at WTO ag session

Ideas and background information were exchanged in a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture that focused on export competition, export restrictions and market access.

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Farm Policy

EU to make new call for WTO panel in pork dispute with Russia

The EU will this week renew its request for the establishment of a WTO panel to assess whether Russia has complied with a ruling against its ban on EU pork and other pig products.

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EU fertiliser producers call on Commission to reinstate higher duties on Russian ammonium nitrate

The EU fertiliser industry has voiced its concern over the Commission’s decision to reduce the anti-dumping duty on ammonium nitrate originating from the Russian Federation.

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Russia brings back ban on transhipment of US poultry to Kazakhstan

Russia is once again blocking the movement of US chicken meat to Kazakhstan in a move that could put fresh strains on relations within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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Environment & Conservation

CAP Crisis reserve should become “more readily available” – Agrifish Council

As crises will be a recurrent feature of EU agriculture in the years to come, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) crisis reserve should be triggered easily and in an automatic fashion, a number of member states have declared.

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World’s "largest factory for meat alternatives” opens in UK

The company Quorn Foods has announced the opening of the “world’s biggest meat alternative production facility” in North East England, UK.

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MEPs pressure Commission to suspend EU-Mercosur trade talks

European opponents of an EU-Mercosur deal have seized on comments made by Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to push their case for a suspension of talks on a trade deal between the two blocs.

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Renewable Energy

France curbs palm oil, soy and beef imports to tackle deforestation

In a major move to combat global deforestation, French authorities have presented a strategy to limit the imports of agri-food products linked to the disappearance of forest areas.

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MEPs back phase out of biofuels from palm and soybean oil

The European Parliament has confirmed the provisional agreement reached with the Council in June to end subsidies for food-based biofuels and the contribution of renewables to the EU’s energy mix.

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Will trade goals restrict Bolsonaro’s plans to loosen environmental protections?

Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro has been lauded by agribusiness and lambasted by environmentalists, but what impact is he likely to have on the country’s farming sector and lucrative agri-food exports?

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Brexit

EU dairy executives urge acceptance of ‘far from perfect’ Brexit deal

Senior European dairy trade executives echoed similar views on the UK’s under-fire Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the EU at this week’s European Dairy Association Annual Convention in Dublin this week – far from perfect, but much better than most of the alternatives.

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Mutiny in the UK government ranks while May presents draft withdrawal deal to Commons

Two members of the UK government have resigned in protest over the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement which was unveiled last night.

Brexit Geographical Indications

UK set to remain close to EU agri-food market under new Brexit deal – if approved

The United Kingdom will stay part of a ‘Single Customs Union’ with the EU for as long as is necessary post-Brexit to resolve the Irish border question – thus preventing the UK from doing its own Free Trade Agreements with third countries for agricultural and other products for a potentially indefinite period of time after 2020.

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