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Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry

European food and agriculture organisations have today said that any extension of the Article 50 process by which the UK withdraws from the EU must “provide a more orderly withdrawal and therefore predictability to operators”

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Brazil’s agriculture minister to follow US trade talks with China trip

Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina will follow up this week’s trip to Washington with a visit to China in the first week of May, where she will attempt to secure authorization for more meat plants to export to the Asian country among other things. 

Trade Agreements Food Safety and Standards

WTO ag working groups remain focused on domestic ag supports

Domestic support issues drew the most interest in an initial round of World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture (COA) working group sessions.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards

UK's plans to drop tariffs “could breach WTO rules”, EU farm chief says

The UK’s plans to drop import tariffs on goods entering Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic in the event of a no deal Brexit could breach international trade law, Phil Hogan, the EU’s Commissioner for Agriculture, has warned.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU agriculture policy diary (March 18-22): CAP reform, Brexit

Agriculture Ministers and MEPs will continue their work on the upcoming reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) before EU-27 leaders make a crucial decision on the Brexit negotiations.

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Trade Disputes

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Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry

European food and agriculture organisations have today said that any extension of the Article 50 process by which the UK withdraws from the EU must “provide a more orderly withdrawal and therefore predictability to operators”

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Brazil’s agriculture minister to follow US trade talks with China trip

Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina will follow up this week’s trip to Washington with a visit to China in the first week of May, where she will attempt to secure authorization for more meat plants to export to the Asian country among other things. 

Trade Agreements Food Safety and Standards

WTO ag working groups remain focused on domestic ag supports

Domestic support issues drew the most interest in an initial round of World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture (COA) working group sessions.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Brazil requests Chinese sugar quota to avoid WTO dispute

Brazil has asked China to open a sugar import quota of 3 million tonnes at a lower tariff, in order to avoid a dispute with the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to market participants.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards

UK's plans to drop tariffs “could breach WTO rules”, EU farm chief says

The UK’s plans to drop import tariffs on goods entering Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic in the event of a no deal Brexit could breach international trade law, Phil Hogan, the EU’s Commissioner for Agriculture, has warned.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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Geographical Indications

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards

EU agrees to join international agreement on GIs

Lawmakers have cleared the way for the EU to join a multilateral treaty that allows a more rapid and straightforward protection of Geographical Indications in third countries.

Geographical Indications European Food Law

Greece seeks EU protection for its famous agri-food products

Greece is determined to win protected status in both Europe and abroad for some of its signature agri-food products, the country’s Minister of Agricultural Development and Food has revealed.

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