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EU biotech policies still scorned by the US

The European Union's (EU) recent approval of several ag biotech products is a positive development, but regulatory delays and bans imposed by individual member states remain major concerns, the US said in statement at the August 15 World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Russia suspends pork imports from Serbia following ASF outbreak

Russia has joined the list of countries blocking pork imports from Serbia following news that African Swine Fever (ASF) has reached the Balkan country for the first time.

Animal Health Food Safety and Standards

US, China clash over US compliance ruling at WTO DSB meeting

The US and China tussled over the adoption of an Appellate Body decision on US non-compliance with a dispute panel ruling about various countervailing duty investigations while requests for dispute panels were granted to probe India's sugar subsides during an August 15 meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Defra promises ‘no deal’ support as farming campaign group warns of widespread bankruptcies

The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has insisted it “will not hesitate” to provide direct support for certain agriculture sectors in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, following the publication of a report claiming up to half of farms in the UK could go bankrupt under such a scenario.

Farm Incomes Brexit

US farm lobby defends agricultural practices in discussion about UK trade deal

The head of the American Farm Bureau Federation has defended controversial agricultural practices in the US amid concerns that the UK might have to adopt them to secure a trade deal post-Brexit.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

French farmers continue to protest against CETA and Mercosur deal

French farmers have shown their anger over the EU’s trade deals with Canada and Mercosur by damaging offices belonging to lawmakers from President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party.

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EU biotech policies still scorned by the US

The European Union's (EU) recent approval of several ag biotech products is a positive development, but regulatory delays and bans imposed by individual member states remain major concerns, the US said in statement at the August 15 World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

US, China clash over US compliance ruling at WTO DSB meeting

The US and China tussled over the adoption of an Appellate Body decision on US non-compliance with a dispute panel ruling about various countervailing duty investigations while requests for dispute panels were granted to probe India's sugar subsides during an August 15 meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Chinese poultry production seen rising as ASF hits pork output

Chicken meat production is rising rapidly in China as the industry looks to meet demand for animal protein in a country where millions of pigs have been lost to African Swine Fever (ASF).

Animal Health Farm Policy & Programs

US farm lobby defends agricultural practices in discussion about UK trade deal

The head of the American Farm Bureau Federation has defended controversial agricultural practices in the US amid concerns that the UK might have to adopt them to secure a trade deal post-Brexit.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Serbia confirms ASF outbreaks, Balkan neighbours ban imports

Serbia’s Agriculture Ministry confirmed the country’s first outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) on Tuesday (August 13) after samples tested positive at the EU’s reference laboratory in Madrid.

Animal Health Traceability & Supply Chain

Commission implements new countervailing duties on Indonesian biodiesel

The European Commission has introduced provisional countervailing duties on Indonesian companies that export biodiesel to the European Union, claiming that the industry receives illegal subsidies from the government.

Biofuels Trade Disputes
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Geographical Indications

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France leader in seeking EU protected status for foods

France currently has 42 applications to protect its regional foods, leading the pack ahead of Spain, which has 29 applications and Italy with 27, according to a food box company.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Australia reveals EU ambitions for GI products in future trade deal

Australia’s trade ministry has published a list of 172 food and drink products that the European Union wants to be protected as Geographical Indications (GIs) under a future trade agreement between the two markets. The list includes a variety of dairy products as well as types of olive oil, meat and spices.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

China seeks recognition for type of tea as EU geographical indication

China has put forward a type of tea to be recognised under the European Union’s system of geographical indications (GI).

Geographical Indications Trade Agreements
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