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US notches another win over China at WTO, this time on TRQs

China's administration of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, rice and corn falls short of its World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations, a Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) panel found in a closely watched case brought by the US.

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Most German farmers dissatisfied with EU agricultural policy, survey finds

The majority of German farmers are unhappy about the EU’s current Common Agricultural Policy, with nearly half of them favouring the abolishment of direct payments, a new survey has found.

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Traders again shun EU intervention SMP with only 33 tonnes sold

The EU's campaign to clear the last of its intervention skimmed milk powder has run out of steam, with only a small fraction of the remaining stockpile being sold at this week's tender.

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Trade Policy

EU agriculture policy diary (April 22-26): EU-Japan Summit

In an otherwise quiet week for European agri-food policy-makers, EU and Japanese leaders will meet in Brussels to assess the initial implementation of their bilateral free trade agreement.

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US notches another win over China at WTO, this time on TRQs

China's administration of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, rice and corn falls short of its World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations, a Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) panel found in a closely watched case brought by the US.

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EU eases import restrictions on animal products from Argentina, Russia and Egypt

EU member states have agreed on a series of changes to rules on imports of animal products from countries including Argentine beef and sheep meat, Russian poultry and Egyptian gelatine.

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Farm Policy

‘No fault’ in approval extensions for EU active ingredients

There has been no maladministration in the European Commission’s practice of extending EU approval periods for agrochemical active ingredients (AIs) to allow for delays in renewal procedures, says EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly.

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Most German farmers dissatisfied with EU agricultural policy, survey finds

The majority of German farmers are unhappy about the EU’s current Common Agricultural Policy, with nearly half of them favouring the abolishment of direct payments, a new survey has found.

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Greens say consumer protection law “a wasted opportunity” to tackle dual quality goods

A revamp to EU consumer protection rules approved in an April 17 European Parliament vote has come under fire from Green/European Free Alliance (EFA) and left-wing MEPs because it does not clearly ban dual quality goods, where products sold under identical brands differ in composition or quality.

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Environment & Conservation

‘No fault’ in approval extensions for EU active ingredients

There has been no maladministration in the European Commission’s practice of extending EU approval periods for agrochemical active ingredients (AIs) to allow for delays in renewal procedures, says EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly.

Crop Inputs Environment and Conservation

Most German farmers dissatisfied with EU agricultural policy, survey finds

The majority of German farmers are unhappy about the EU’s current Common Agricultural Policy, with nearly half of them favouring the abolishment of direct payments, a new survey has found.

European Agricultural Policy Agribusiness

Rapporteur group for glyphosate review gets EU member state backing

EU member states have supported proposals for the next EU reassessment of the herbicide, glyphosate, to be handled by a group of rapporteur states comprising France, Hungary, Netherlands and Sweden.

Crop Inputs Compliance and Enforcement
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Renewable Energy

Central and Eastern European countries want to expand use of crop-based biofuels

Four agriculture ministers say that local crop-based biofuels need to play a bigger role in Europe’s energy mix if the EU wants to achieve its renewable energy targets by 2030.

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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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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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Brexit

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: Brexit extended, US talks more tariffs on EU goods, Vietnam bans glyphosate imports

The UK food industry said it was “mightily relieved” last week by the news that the European Council had offered to extend the Brexit process until October 31.

Brexit Agribusiness

Farm profits in England to fall by 38% under ‘hard’ Brexit, warns new study

Average farm profits in England could fall by over a third by 2022 if Britain pursues a ‘hard’ Brexit, according to new projections published today (April 12).

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Food industry “mightily relieved” by Brexit delay to October

The European Council’s decision last night (April 10) to offer the UK an extension to the Brexit process to October 31 has been greeted with considerable relief by the UK’s food and agriculture industries.

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