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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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EU farmers complain about “loopholes” in Commission draft on low ILUC palm oil

Small-scale palm oil producers are not independent from large-scale palm oil plantations and cannot guarantee they are not responsible for deforestation, EU farmers have said.

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Brazil to raise basic EU milk import tariff

Brazil is set to increase its basic import tariff for whole or skimmed milk powder from the EU, in order to offset the withdrawal of anti-dumping duties, Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, announced this week.
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EU agriculture policy diary: the week ahead (February 18-22): FAO candidate, EU-US trade talks, Food Safety Congress

Next week will see a host of activities at the European Parliament and several events taking place in Brussels and elsewhere.

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Trade Policy

Brazil to raise basic EU milk import tariff

Brazil is set to increase its basic import tariff for whole or skimmed milk powder from the EU, in order to offset the withdrawal of anti-dumping duties, Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, announced this week.
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Geographical Indications are holding back EU-Australia trade talks

Early trade discussions between the EU and Australia are being hampered by disagreements on the protection of EU agri-food names, with cheeses and wines being the most controversial products.

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EU agriculture policy diary: the week ahead (February 18-22): FAO candidate, EU-US trade talks, Food Safety Congress

Next week will see a host of activities at the European Parliament and several events taking place in Brussels and elsewhere.

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Farm Policy

Environment MEPs demand greener CAP reform

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee wants member states to abide to more ambitious objectives and conditions under their CAP Strategic Plans, as well as increase minimum spending on climate and environmental measures.

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Parliament votes by large majority to step up protection of transported animals

The European Parliament plenary has urged member states to better enforce existing rules on protecting transported animals and sanction all offenders.

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OIE reports global progress on antimicrobial use, improvement needed on regulatory framework

A new report by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) shows there has been global progress on the regulation and monitoring of antimicrobial use in animals.

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Environment & Conservation

EU targets palm oil for biofuel phase-out, but with exemptions

The European Commission has concluded that palm oil production causes deforestation and its usage in biofuels should be phased out by 2030, but EU stakeholders criticise the plan for allowing some controversial exceptions.

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Global organic area attains a record high in 2017

The global organic area reached an all-time high in 2017 with nearly 70 million hectares of farmland devoted to this type of agriculture, new research has found.

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Luxembourg plans to quadruple organic farming area by 2025

Agriculture Minister Romain Schneider aims to increase organic farmland in his country by 15% over the next seven years.

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Renewable Energy

EU farmers complain about “loopholes” in Commission draft on low ILUC palm oil

Small-scale palm oil producers are not independent from large-scale palm oil plantations and cannot guarantee they are not responsible for deforestation, EU farmers have said.

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EU greenlights US soybean imports for biofuels

US soybeans can be used in the European Union to make biofuels at least until July 2021, the EU executive has announced.

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Food and Ag Policy Briefing: Shutdown continues, Brexit ‘plan B’, crop protection, CAP

A review of the most significant talking points in the food and agriculture policy sphere for the past seven days.

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Brexit

Food and Ag Policy briefing: US talks on cell-based meat, proposal to resolve dairy labelling dispute, Brexit concerns get louder

Progress was being made in the US last week to ensure that regulators are suitably ready to deal with the innovative leap forward that is cell-based meat.

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UK corporate lobby sees opportunities for post-Brexit research on plant genetics

UK scientists and experts have highlighted the opportunity Brexit could represent for the country to set its own course on genetics and the "barrier to innovation" the EU approach represents in the field.

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UK and Chile sign post Brexit continuity agreement

The United Kingdom and Chile have signed a trade continuity agreement that will limit possible disruption to trade between the two markets post-Brexit, with a similar agreement also in place with Eastern and Southern Africa.

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