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Czech lawmakers vote to cut VAT on draft beer , restaurants

The Czech parliament has voted to approve a bill drafted by the country’s Ministry of Finance to lower the value-added tax (VAT) on draft beer from 21% to 10%, and cut the tax rates on meals and non-alcoholic beverages consumed at restaurants and other catering outlets from 15% to 10%.

European Food Law Traceability & Supply Chain

Food and Health Policy

EU Court to rule on €25.7 million Starbucks was forced to repay Netherlands in 2015

The European Court of Justice will September 24 hand down a key judgement in cases challenging the Commission’s October 2015 ruling that the Netherlands had to claw back up to €30 million in illegal tax breaks from Starbucks.

European Food Law Food Policy

Approval decisions on GMOs referred back to EU Commission

The European Commission has been left to sign off its own proposals to approve two genetically modified maize lines after EU member states failed for a second time to reach a majority vote in favour. The outcome will result in a delay in granting the formal approvals for import and use in food and feed.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Czech lawmakers vote to cut VAT on draft beer , restaurants

The Czech parliament has voted to approve a bill drafted by the country’s Ministry of Finance to lower the value-added tax (VAT) on draft beer from 21% to 10%, and cut the tax rates on meals and non-alcoholic beverages consumed at restaurants and other catering outlets from 15% to 10%.

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Labelling and Advertising

Slovakian parliament passes meat origin amendment to food law

The Slovak parliament has voted to add a number of amendments to the country’s food law. Among others, lawmakers have decided to add a provision that requires local restaurants and caterers to inform their customers on the origin of the meat they use to prepare meals.

European Food Law Slovakia

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: New EU Commissioners, Mercosur update and US-China tensions ease up… slightly

The new food, trade and health commissioners were unveiled last week while Brexit and Mercosur continue to send disruptions across the marketplace.

EU United Kingdom

Portugal publishes profile of foods affected by ban on advertising to children

Nutritional profiles of foods affected by the Portuguese restrictions on advertising products high in salt, fat and sugar to children, have been published and will come into force in October.

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Food Safety and Standards

Thailand could be next in line for ASF outbreak

Authorities in Thailand are urging farmers and consumers not to panic amid fears the country may be next to suffer an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF).

Animal Health Food Safety and Standards

Andalusia agrees measures for meat sector after listeria outbreak

Authorities in Spain’s Andalusia region have announced new measures to help restore confidence in the meat sector following the country’s worst ever listeriosis outbreak.

European Food Law Spain

Think tank calls on EU to ban imports driving deforestation

A think tank focusing on agricultural policies has called on the EU to ban imports of any agri-food product contributing to deforestation and suggests introducing a certification scheme based on satellite monitoring to blacklist culprits.

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Food Technology

Approval decisions on GMOs referred back to EU Commission

The European Commission has been left to sign off its own proposals to approve two genetically modified maize lines after EU member states failed for a second time to reach a majority vote in favour. The outcome will result in a delay in granting the formal approvals for import and use in food and feed.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

ECJ rejects second challenge to EU approval of GM soybeans

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed a second request for a more detailed review of the EU import approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's genetically modified insect-resistant and glyphosate herbicide-tolerant Intact RR 2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybeans.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

MEPs to lobby against patents on conventional plants

The European Parliament must give a clear and strong statement against the granting of patents on plants obtained through conventional breeding, says the Parliament’s Agriculture Committee.

 

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Traceability and Supply Chain

EU Court to rule on €25.7 million Starbucks was forced to repay Netherlands in 2015

The European Court of Justice will September 24 hand down a key judgement in cases challenging the Commission’s October 2015 ruling that the Netherlands had to claw back up to €30 million in illegal tax breaks from Starbucks.

European Food Law Food Policy

Approval decisions on GMOs referred back to EU Commission

The European Commission has been left to sign off its own proposals to approve two genetically modified maize lines after EU member states failed for a second time to reach a majority vote in favour. The outcome will result in a delay in granting the formal approvals for import and use in food and feed.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Czech lawmakers vote to cut VAT on draft beer , restaurants

The Czech parliament has voted to approve a bill drafted by the country’s Ministry of Finance to lower the value-added tax (VAT) on draft beer from 21% to 10%, and cut the tax rates on meals and non-alcoholic beverages consumed at restaurants and other catering outlets from 15% to 10%.

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Trade Policy

US tariffs on EU agri-food products loom after WTO approval

EU agri-food exporters may soon face additional US tariffs due to a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies.

EU United States

Think tank calls on EU to ban imports driving deforestation

A think tank focusing on agricultural policies has called on the EU to ban imports of any agri-food product contributing to deforestation and suggests introducing a certification scheme based on satellite monitoring to blacklist culprits.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Veterinary body confirms report that no-deal Brexit is potential disease control risk

The disruption of a no-deal Brexit represents a potential risk to controlling disease and animal welfare in the UK, according to the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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Brexit

Veterinary body confirms report that no-deal Brexit is potential disease control risk

The disruption of a no-deal Brexit represents a potential risk to controlling disease and animal welfare in the UK, according to the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Spain set to coordinate plans for Brexit

The Spanish government has announced that is set to coordinate its Brexit plans with regional governments, especially with important fresh fruit and vegetable exporters such as Extremadura, Andalusia, Murcia, Castile-La Mancha and Valencia.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Release of confidential Government no-deal Brexit report reveals fears of food shortage

A no-deal Brexit will clash with the end of the UK growing season, the end of some school holidays and the build-up to the Christmas season – a cocktail of circumstances that will put huge strain on the food supply, a confidential report released by the UK government reveals.

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Eurofood Monitor

Introduction to Eurofood Monitor

Eurofood Monitor is a structured guide to EU food legislation available to subscribers to IEG Policy’s European Food Law channel.
European Food Law Eurofood Monitor
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