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Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread

Belgium will announce in the coming days the culling of 4,000 pigs in the confined area following the discovery of nine boars suffering from African Swine Fever (ASF), the country’s federal minister has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Brazil boosts inspection to avoid African Swine Fever

Brazil is to step up inspection at borders to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF), which has been rapidly spreading in Europe, Asia and Africa.
EU European Agricultural Policy

MEPs demand tougher action on Ukrainian poultry loophole

The European Commission is coming under growing pressure to close a loophole that is allowing large volumes of Ukraine poultrymeat to enter the EU without paying tariffs.

European Agricultural Policy EU

EU countries to back beef quota plan to please Washington

EU member states have broadly supported a proposal to renegotiate the bloc’s hormone-free beef quota so that a portion is reserved exclusively for US suppliers.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

European Commission reports new 133% increase in soybean imports from US

The European Commission has published the latest figures on EU soybean imports from the United States, showing that the country has surpassed Brazil to become the bloc’s main supplier of the commodity.

Markets Trade Agreements

CETA has increased trade flows by 7% in its first year - Commission

The initial trade results between the EU and Canada one year after the entry into force of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) show encouraging signs, the European Commission has announced.

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Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread

Belgium will announce in the coming days the culling of 4,000 pigs in the confined area following the discovery of nine boars suffering from African Swine Fever (ASF), the country’s federal minister has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Brazil boosts inspection to avoid African Swine Fever

Brazil is to step up inspection at borders to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF), which has been rapidly spreading in Europe, Asia and Africa.
EU European Agricultural Policy

Retail bosses reject claims food giants hit by UTPs

The Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of 22 leading retailers and wholesalers across Europe have written to the Chair of the EU Agriculture Council, Austrian Agriculture Minister Elisabeth Köstinger “to express their intense concern at the idea currently being promoted by powerful multinational food processors that they need protection against retailers,” as discussions on the unfair trading practices (UTPs) continue in the European Parliament and Council.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU countries to back beef quota plan to please Washington

EU member states have broadly supported a proposal to renegotiate the bloc’s hormone-free beef quota so that a portion is reserved exclusively for US suppliers.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Podcast: African Swine Fever in Belgium - markets impacts and animal health

The detection of African Swine Fever in Belgium has put western Europe on high alert for further outbreaks – what could it mean for the EU pig meat sector?

Animal Health Food Safety and Standards

New WTO figures for EU show policy shifts – and the need for changes

The impact of the policy shifts implemented by the 2013 ‘Ciolos’ CAP reforms are visible in domestic support data recently submitted by the EU to the World Trade Organisation.

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Geographical Indications

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Call for UK and US to abolish farm tariffs, align food standards post-Brexit

The United Kingdom and the United States should abandon all tariffs on bilateral agricultural trade and also adopt a purely science-based approach to sanitary and phytosanitary issues under a new ‘model’ bilateral trade agreement, according to a new report published on Tuesday (September 18).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU agri-policy diary (September 17-21): Brexit, UTPs

National delegations are gathering in Brussels to discuss new rules to protect farmers from unfair trading practices, while Foreign Ministers prepare high-level Brexit discussions taking place in Austria later this week.

Brexit EU

EU’s GI simplification plans under attack from ‘generic’ campaigners

The European Commission’s plans to simplify the registration process for new geographical indications (GIs), as part of the CAP reform process, are potentially damaging to the interests of third country producers, according to an international group campaigning to protect generic product names.

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