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Set Alert for 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.

Brexit Trade Agreements

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.

Brexit Trade Agreements

EU-UK reach “technical” deal on UK’s terms of exit from the bloc

EU and UK Brexit negotiators have reached a "technical" agreement over the departure of the country from the bloc which would avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, sources have reported.

EU European Agricultural Policy

20 WTO countries raise more reservations about EU’s post Brexit TRQs

Over 20 World Trade Organisation (WTO) member countries have manifested their concerns about the EU proposal to adjust its tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for agricultural and industrial goods in preparation for Brexit, affirming that the draft will reduce access to both EU and UK markets.

EU European Agricultural Policy

MEPs decide way forward on general food law revamp

The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee has decided whether it should go for a fast-track deal with the Council on the proposal on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain or spend more time on the controversial regulation.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU agriculture policy diary: (November 5-9), UTPs, post-Brexit TRQs and Agri-tourism

Next week the Parliament will resume its activities full blast with the Agriculture Committee gathering on Monday (November 5) to hold a public hearing with the Commission and Council on "Models of cooperation to strengthen farmers' position in the food chain - with a particular focus on the dairy sector.

EU European Agricultural Policy

No longer-term guarantees for UK agricultural support, ministers admit

The UK government is unable to offer any guarantees of funding for agricultural or environmental support beyond 2022, Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Gove conceded yesterday (October 31).

Brexit European Agricultural Policy

Council agrees position on TRQs after Brexit

The European Council has agreed a common position on the draft schedule of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) that the EU will apply after Brexit.

EU European Agricultural Policy
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