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Perdue discusses WTO quota issue, future agri-food trade with UK MPs

US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has met with British MPs to discuss post-Brexit UK-US agri-food trade and reaching an agreement on Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

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“Deadlock” on financial bill still blocks EU-UK Brexit negotiations

Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK government have reached a “standstill” on the controversial divorce bill and positions remain still far apart on guaranteeing citizens’ rights, the two chief negotiators said today (October 12).

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Post-Brexit farm support policy crucial to UK farm profitability, says new report

Changes to the UK’s agricultural support payment system post-Brexit are likely to have a more profound impact on the financial health of the UK agriculture industry than changes to the country’s external trade regime, according to an important new study published today (October 11).

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Podcast: Post-quotas, what does the future hold for the EU’s sugar sector?

EU sugar production quotas, which have limited output in the bloc since 1968, were finally abolished at the start of October 2017. So does this mean the EU will now re-establish itself as a major global exporter of the sweetener?

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US leads growing opposition to EU-UK WTO tariff rate quota plan

Opposition to a reported EU-UK agreement on how agricultural import quotas should be carved up post-Brexit is strengthening with a number of key agricultural trade partners, including the US, Brazil and Canada, claiming the approach is not consistent with the principle of leaving other World Trade Organization (WTO) members “no worse off”. 

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ComAgri calls for exclusion of 'sensitive' farm products from Australia & New Zealand trade talks

The European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (ComAgri) has approved two opinions on trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.

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Is 'Blockchain' a panacea for frictionless agribusiness trade?

Blockchain technology is set to take the agribusiness sector by storm, according to some enthusiastic advocates. Aiming to enhance traceability and transparency across the world food chain, blockchain could also significantly enhance safety and shelf-life, while tackling fraud and preventing agro-terrorism.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Merkel's authority intact, but diminished, as German fringe parties make gains

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been elected for a record-equalling fourth term in office - but her government is set to have an unfamiliar complexion, after a significant move away from Germany’s establishment parties in Sunday’s (September 24) election.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

UK accused of “suppressing” Brexit food price report by workers’ union

The UK government has been accused of “suppressing” a report on expected changes in food prices following the country’s exit from the European Union. However, it is more likely that the government is unsure of the information contained in the report itself because the Brexit process is rapidly changing, requiring policy stances to be revised accordingly.

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