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