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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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US offers proposal eyeing tariff reductions, expanded market access at WTO ag meeting

A proposal stressing the need for further tariff reductions and greater market access to advance agricultural trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) was offered by the US at a July 16 special session of WTO's Committee on Agriculture.

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Commission makes advanced payments to farmers hit by adverse weather events

The EU Farm Commissioner has supported the idea of increasing advance payments to countries hit by adverse weather events, be they drought or floods.
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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.

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US offers proposal eyeing tariff reductions, expanded market access at WTO ag meeting

A proposal stressing the need for further tariff reductions and greater market access to advance agricultural trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) was offered by the US at a July 16 special session of WTO's Committee on Agriculture.

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Butter, yoghurts, cheese “could be restricted” by Brexit

The UK’s largest dairy, Arla, has said any non-tariff barriers to trade and labour shortages will make it more difficult to import dairy products from Europe after Brexit, and could lead to shortages of certain foods.

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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.

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Lab meat companies say FDA should regulate their products

FDA is the right agency to assess the safety and quality of lab-grown meat, say several representatives from the emerging lab-grown meat, poultry and seafood industry, despite a push from many in the traditionally raised meat and poultry industry for USDA to regulate these products when they become commercially available.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Renewable Energy

EPA chief Pruitt exits as ethics woes reach fever pitch

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned yesterday (July 5), after proving unable to stem a flood of ethics allegations which have dogged his tenure at the agency.

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EU agri-policy diary (June 25-29): Brexit, nitrate pollution

This week will see national leaders gather in Brussels to take stock of the progress made in the Brexit negotiations and agree on the next steps forward, while Environment MEPs are set to assess member states’ measures to protect water sources from agricultural nitrate pollution.

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Food and beverage sector highly exposed to depletion of natural resources, warns insurer

The food and beverage sector along with oil and gas, mining, and transportation rank highest in terms exposure to the risk of consumption and waste of natural resources, according to a new report by insurer Allianz.

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Brexit

Butter, yoghurts, cheese “could be restricted” by Brexit

The UK’s largest dairy, Arla, has said any non-tariff barriers to trade and labour shortages will make it more difficult to import dairy products from Europe after Brexit, and could lead to shortages of certain foods.

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Brexit White Paper welcomed by agri-food industry

The food and farming industries have welcomed the content of the UK Government’s Brexit White Paper, which sets out plans for a UK-EU free trade area abiding by a “common rulebook” and without a hard border with Northern Ireland.

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England should replace EU’s “unduly precise” farm inspection rules after Brexit - FIRR

The inspection requirements for the EU’s Common Agricultural are too rigid, leading to a lack of trust between farmers and regulators, and should therefore be radically changed by a more flexible regulatory regime after Brexit, a UK review commission recommends.

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