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Commission presents draft mandate for EU-US trade talks

The European Commission has presented proposals for negotiations with the US on the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods and on conformity assessment, the EU Trade chief has announced.

EU United States

'No-deal' Brexit could hit Denmark for billions in lost meat sales

Denmark’s meat sector will face a tough period of adjustment if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. With lost sales to the UK likely to run into the billions, two new reports suggest adapting will be difficult – but not impossible – for Danish exporters.

Brexit Trade Agreements

EU agriculture policy diary (January 21-25): UTPs, fertilisers, CAP reform

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan will defend his legislative proposals for the next CAP after Agriculture MEPs cast a crucial vote on the new rules to tackle unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

NPPC pushes back on report critical of meat consumption

Objections to a new report from the Lancet medical journal that called for reduced consumption of meat, dairy and eggs for health and environmental reasons was voiced by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

UK agricultural organisations warn against the “catastrophic” fallouts of a no-deal Brexit

Agricultural organisations in the UK are becoming increasingly mobilized to warn the country's government of the grave dangers of a no-deal scenario on Brexit.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Bolsonaro and Macri boost hopes for EU-Mercosur trade agreement

Hopes that an EU-Mercosur trade deal can be pushed over the line were revived today (January 16) as the Presidents of Argentina and Brazil voiced strong support for advancing the South American bloc's trade agenda.

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Commission presents draft mandate for EU-US trade talks

The European Commission has presented proposals for negotiations with the US on the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods and on conformity assessment, the EU Trade chief has announced.

EU United States

UK agricultural organisations warn against the “catastrophic” fallouts of a no-deal Brexit

Agricultural organisations in the UK are becoming increasingly mobilized to warn the country's government of the grave dangers of a no-deal scenario on Brexit.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Bolsonaro and Macri boost hopes for EU-Mercosur trade agreement

Hopes that an EU-Mercosur trade deal can be pushed over the line were revived today (January 16) as the Presidents of Argentina and Brazil voiced strong support for advancing the South American bloc's trade agenda.

EU Mercosur

Commission prepared to strike deal to exempt tariffs on Argentine biodiesel

The European Commission is willing to reach an agreement with Argentine biodiesel producers to settle a long-running trade dispute over imports of the fuel into Europe.

EU Argentina

Commission set to impose EU tariffs on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar

The EU is expected to reinstate tariffs on rice coming from Cambodia and Myanmar for the next three years in order to curb a surge in “damaging” imports and protect domestic producers.

EU Cambodia

Scots, Welsh to sue UK government for agri-food losses under Brexit ‘no deal’

The Scottish and Welsh departments of agriculture have piled further pressure on the UK government by promising to sue the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for “billions” of pounds if the UK leaves the EU on March 29 with no deal.

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Geographical Indications

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Four French wines resistant to fungal infections win first price for innovation

Four French wine varieties produced by France's National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA) to resist to fungal infections have been awarded the first prize for innovation in the national contest, Sival.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Bolsonaro and Macri boost hopes for EU-Mercosur trade agreement

Hopes that an EU-Mercosur trade deal can be pushed over the line were revived today (January 16) as the Presidents of Argentina and Brazil voiced strong support for advancing the South American bloc's trade agenda.

EU Mercosur

US eyes agriculture, food safety in objectives for EU trade talks

Agriculture and food safety are among the topics the US wants included in free trade agreement negotiations with the European Union (EU), despite the EU's reluctance, according to negotiating objectives released late last week by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR).

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