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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

Europe and Asia combine to boost Canadian wood pellet exports

Canada’s wood pellet producers are enjoying strong sales growth in Europe and Asia with domestic output set to be further increased this year to enable exporters to keep pace with rising global demand.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

WTO Ministerial failure continues food stockholding schism

Failure of the 11th WTO Ministerial Council late last year to reach agreement on a permanent set of rules governing food stockpiling policies perpetuates the continuing diametrical split between the United States and developing countries on stockholding policies.

Trade Disputes European Agricultural Policy

Malaysia threatens to boycott EU trade talks with ASEAN over palm oil dispute

Malaysia is threatening to thwart free trade talks between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the EU due to the latter’s proposal to stop the use of palm oil in biofuels by 2021.


EU agri-policy diary (March 5 - 9): Environment Council and World congress on agriculture

Next week will be relatively quiet, with the Environment ministers gathering at the Environment Council on Monday and holding an exchange of views on two key Commission initiatives launched in mid-January 2018 as a follow-up to the Circular Economy Action Plan – the European strategy for plastics in a circular economy and the interface between chemicals, products and waste.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Synergies between renewables and rural development not exploited in the EU – ECA report

The potential synergies between renewable energy policies and rural development are manifold but they have mostly not been successfully achieved in the EU, a new report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found. 

EU European Agricultural Policy

Chinese broiler chicken duties, EU biodiesel duties, tensions surface at WTO DSB meeting

A regular meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) February 28 agreed to establish a panel in the US-India solar dispute and adopted panel rulings in the EU-Indonesia biodiesel and US-China broiler duty disputes, among other business. Meanwhile tensions simmered between the US and other members over filling Appellate Body vacancies.
US Agricultural Policy WTO

EU Commissioner states no new offer on Mercosur beef

The EU has made no new offer on beef quotas in the latest round of free trade talks with South America’s Mercosur trade bloc, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström confirmed today (February 27).
EU Mercosur

EU bio-economy strategy should address "East-West divide"

Ministers from Central and Eastern European member states have complained about the detrimental position of their farmers in the EU’s bio-economy, as they would remain stuck in a position of raw material suppliers rather than becoming full-fledged producers of bio-products.

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