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China extends anti-subsidy duties on EU exports of potato starch

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has decided to extend anti-subsidy duties levied on potato starch imported from the EU for another five years, starting last Saturday (September 16). 
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Trade Agreements

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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). 

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“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).

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Asian markets lift restrictions on EU beef

Taiwan and Japan are lifting restrictions on beef from some EU member states – a move the European Commission says should pave the way for more market openings in Asia.
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France in 'no hurry' to conclude EU-Mercosur trade deal - Macron

Emmanuel Macron has said negotiations between the EU and the Mercosur group of Latin American countries need to be ‘refreshed’ and will discuss the matter with other EU leaders next week.  

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).

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Trade Disputes

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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

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.

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US olive dumping accusations rile Spain's Andalusia

Spain’s autonomous community of Andalusia wants Madrid to defend the EU’s system of support to the food industry after being accused of olive dumping by the US. The Andalusian government maintains the accusations, by Californian companies, are “opportunistic and unjust”.

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Commission offers update on trade negotiations with Mercosur and Mexico

Sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) and rules of origin are proving to be the biggest hurdle in the final rush to close the trade deal between the EU and Mercosur.
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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

New EU anti-dumping rules will rely on country report as a basis to launch WTO complaints

A series of reports profiling a country’s economy with a breakdown by sector will provide a reliable tool for EU industry to lodge complaints in the bloc’s revamped rules on anti-dumping, according to European Commission sources. 

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Commission offers update on trade negotiations with Mercosur and Mexico

Sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) and rules of origin are proving to be the biggest hurdle in the final rush to close the trade deal between the EU and Mercosur.
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US groups angered by EU granting PGI status for Danbo cheese

The EU has provoked fierce international criticism by registering the Danish cheese type ‘Danbo’ as a protected geographical indication (PGI) - with US groups in particular expressing their disappointment at the decision. 

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ComAgri calls for exclusion of 'sensitive' farm products from Australia & New Zealand trade talks

The European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (ComAgri) has approved two opinions on trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.

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