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EU agri-policy diary (Oct 16-20): SCA considers Omnibus deal and EU Council hears state of play of Brexit talks

On Monday (October 16), the Council’s Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA) will discuss the preliminary agreement reached this week (October 12) between member states and the European Parliament on the simplification and upgrade of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the so-called Omnibus regulation. 

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Perdue discusses WTO quota issue, future agri-food trade with UK MPs

US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has met with British MPs to discuss post-Brexit UK-US agri-food trade and reaching an agreement on Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

“Deadlock” on financial bill still blocks EU-UK Brexit negotiations

Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK government have reached a “standstill” on the controversial divorce bill and positions remain still far apart on guaranteeing citizens’ rights, the two chief negotiators said today (October 12).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

UK and EU release joint letter to WTO members on approach to commitments

Britain and the European Union have released a joint letter to World Trade Organization (WTO) members on their joint approach to revising their commitments in the organisation after Brexit.

European Agricultural Policy WTO

Post-Brexit farm support policy crucial to UK farm profitability, says new report

Changes to the UK’s agricultural support payment system post-Brexit are likely to have a more profound impact on the financial health of the UK agriculture industry than changes to the country’s external trade regime, according to an important new study published today (October 11).

European Agricultural Policy Brexit

Podcast: Post-quotas, what does the future hold for the EU’s sugar sector?

EU sugar production quotas, which have limited output in the bloc since 1968, were finally abolished at the start of October 2017. So does this mean the EU will now re-establish itself as a major global exporter of the sweetener?

European Agricultural Policy CAP

EU hands WTO updated goods commitments, includes scrapping farm export subsidies

The European Union has submitted revised commitments on goods to the World Trade Organization (WTO), implementing a two-year-old WTO decision to scrap agricultural export subsidies, and covering its expansion to 28 members in 2007 and 2013, with implications for Brexit.

European Agricultural Policy WTO

US leads growing opposition to EU-UK WTO tariff rate quota plan

Opposition to a reported EU-UK agreement on how agricultural import quotas should be carved up post-Brexit is strengthening with a number of key agricultural trade partners, including the US, Brazil and Canada, claiming the approach is not consistent with the principle of leaving other World Trade Organization (WTO) members “no worse off”. 

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

UK and EU 'close to deal' on TRQs prior to WTO Brexit talks

The UK and the European Union are reported to be moving closer to agreement on how agricultural import quotas should be divided up after the UK leaves in EU in 2019 - but face opposition from key trade partners. 

European Agricultural Policy Brexit
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