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EU and UK agree to end Brexit transition period on December 31, 2020

The EU and UK have reached a conditional agreement on a transition period after Brexit that will allow the latter to negotiate and sign new trade agreements, while effectively extending its participation within the single market and customs union by a further 21 months.

Brexit European Agricultural Policy

Mexican presidential election dominated by trade wars; but agriculture a high priority

Agriculture is already high on the political agenda for the hotly-contested Mexican presidential election on July 1.

Trade Disputes Farm Policy & Programs

Scotland and Ireland experienced boost in whiskey exports

In 2017, the value of Irish and Scotch whiskey exports increased by 14.2% and 8.9% respectively, driven by major growth rates in the United States, the main country of destination for the product.

Markets Agribusiness

EU agri-policy diary (March 19 - 23): CAP reform, Brazilian meat and Brexit

Next week will see the Council adopt its common position on the post-2020 reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, while Agriculture MEPs are set to vote on the EU’s Protein Strategy and discuss the impact of Brazilian meat imports on the European livestock sector.

CAP Brexit

Post-Brexit UK agricultural policy could represent model for future CAP – Alan Matthews

If the UK is successful in making its agricultural transition out of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), it will become a role model for successive CAP reforms, but if it fails advocates for continued income support to farmers will be the winners, Emeritus Professor Alan Matthews said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

England can already cap direct payments and reward environment-friendly farmers before Brexit - paper

Capping payments to larger farms and move to a system of paying farmers public money for public goods within the UK agricultural policy can already be done under current EU rules, even before Brexit date, according to a new paper by an independent body.

European Agricultural Policy EU

Food labelling, agriculture triggers Brexit power dispute within UK

A row has erupted between the UK government in Westminster and the devolved governments of Scotland and Wales over who gets control of food and agriculture when those powers return to the UK from Brussels.

European Food Law Food Safety and Standards

Leaked UK paper calls for increase in Indonesian palm oil supplies to the EU

A leaked British diplomatic paper is pushing for an EU-Indonesia trade deal containing a chapter on palm oil production which would increase the current supply of the commodity.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Hard Brexit would cost agri-food exporters £9 billion per year, study claims

The agri-food sector is one of the five industries that would be the most heavily impacted by a ‘hard Brexit’, as additional tariffs and non-tariff barriers could cost UK and EU exporters around £3 billion and £6 billion per year respectively, according to a new study.

United Kingdom Brexit
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