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Set Alert for Brexit

What about EFSA? FoodDrinkEurope asks in response to UK Brexit White Paper

EU industry association FoodDrinkEurope says that it is “particularly concerned” that the UK White Paper on Brexit “makes no explicit reference to UK participation in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).”

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU agri policy diary: (July 23-27) Brexit, the future of Europe and G20 Agriculture meeting

Next week will be very quiet, with the EU institutions working at down-scaled capacity in preparation for the summer break. 

EU European Agricultural Policy

Commission urges private sector and businesses to get ready for all scenarios on Brexit

The European Commission has, for the first time, explicitly urged private actors, businesses and professionals to get ready for “all outcomes of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.”
European Agricultural Policy Compliance and Enforcement

Commission registers Citizens’ Initiative demanding eradication of hunger in the EU

Petitioners are urging the European Commission to undertake actions in five key areas in order to eliminate food insecurity among the most vulnerable EU citizens.

Food Policy EU

Podcast: CAP Reform & Farm Bill progress

Proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy have been submitted by the European Commission, while the new US Farm Bill is making its way through the Legislative Branch, meaning it is a significant time for the farming sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Defra steps up ‘no deal’ contingency planning amid Brexit chaos

The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has stepped up contingency planning for the eventuality of the UK leaving the EU with no deal in place, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said today.
EU European Agricultural Policy

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.

Europe United Kingdom

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.

Europe United Kingdom

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.

Brexit Compliance and Enforcement
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