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Industry welcomes UK election result as “end of sea of uncertainty”

UK food and agriculture organisations appeared to be breathing a collective sigh of relief this morning following a clear victory by the Conservative Party in the UK elections last night. However, some are looking anxiously to the work ahead to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement with the EU and the slim timeframe in which to achieve it.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

UK commits decisively to Brexit as Johnson wins election

The United Kingdom is on course finally to leave the EU on January 31, following a decisive victory for prime minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party in Thursday’s UK General Election.

Brexit Farm Policy & Programs

US, EU trade think tanks weigh in on Appellate Body suspension

The shutdown of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body today (Dec. 11) brought about by the US will have major implications for the rules-based trading system, and two economic think tanks examined the roots of the current impasse, along with potential solutions going forward.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

As WTO Appellate Body shuts down, facilitator discusses path forward

The expiration of two additional judges’ terms today (Dec. 10) will result in the suspension of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body, with facilitator Ambassador David Walker of New Zealand detailing the events leading up to the situation and a potential path forward.

US Agricultural Policy WTO

Can agriculture save the WTO from ‘brain death’?

The global trade regime is in dire straits. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is close to losing its all-important capacity to settle disputes among its member countries.

Trade Disputes Market Support

EU agriculture policy diary (December 9-13): Commission presents European Green Deal

The European Commission goes to the Parliament with its big policy vision while the European Council tries to make progress on the EU budget for 2021-27.
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US, EU trade think tanks weigh in on Appellate Body suspension

The shutdown of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body today (Dec. 11) brought about by the US will have major implications for the rules-based trading system, and two economic think tanks examined the roots of the current impasse, along with potential solutions going forward.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

EU dairy trade association calls for urgent resolution of US tariff dispute

Brussels-based Eucolait has called for an urgent resolution of the US Airbus-Boeing dispute and related tariffs on EU dairy exports.

EU United States

EU applies five-year duties on Indonesian biodiesel

The European Commission has confirmed EU duties on imports of biodiesel from Indonesia to counter what it sees as unfair subsidies.

EU Indonesia

As WTO Appellate Body shuts down, facilitator discusses path forward

The expiration of two additional judges’ terms today (Dec. 10) will result in the suspension of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body, with facilitator Ambassador David Walker of New Zealand detailing the events leading up to the situation and a potential path forward.

US Agricultural Policy WTO

Can agriculture save the WTO from ‘brain death’?

The global trade regime is in dire straits. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is close to losing its all-important capacity to settle disputes among its member countries.

Trade Disputes Market Support

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: New front opens in US-EU trade war, biotech rule revamp, UK election

Champagne and cheeses from France could be hit with a U.S. import tariff of up to 100% unless the EU member state rolls back on its new Digital Services Tax (DST).

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: New front opens in US-EU trade war, biotech rule revamp, UK election

Champagne and cheeses from France could be hit with a U.S. import tariff of up to 100% unless the EU member state rolls back on its new Digital Services Tax (DST).

Trade Disputes Brexit

Dairy groups urge negotiators to move quickly on Phase Two US-Japan trade deal

Japan’s passage of an initial US-Japan trade agreement will bring major benefits to the US dairy industry, with more progress on market access and limits for geographical indications (GIs) eyed for a Phase Two agreement, two US dairy groups said today (Dec. 4).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

U.S. threatens France with 100% tariff on Champagne

The United State Trade Representative (USTR) is considering imposing additional tariffs of up to 100% on a variety of imported products from France, including Champagne and specialty cheeses, in response to the EU member state’s Digital Services Tax (DST).

Trade Disputes Market Support
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