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Set Alert for Brexit

Farmers' union leader urges maintenance of high UK food standards

The UK’s food standards must be the benchmark for any future UK trade deal - and a Trade and Standards Commission should be created to ensure that food that does not meet UK regulations cannot be imported into Britain.

United Kingdom EU

UK expands seasonal farm workers scheme to address labour shortages

The UK government will allow British farms to recruit four times more non-EU workers for the 2020 harvest.

United Kingdom EU

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: CAP reform under spotlight, Trump proposes USDA budget cuts, US-China ‘Phase one’ deal applied

The European Commission received both praise and criticism for its proposals and decisions on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

EU United States

Wine and spirit sales to US hit records despite Airbus tariffs

Exports of European wines and spirits to the US reached a new high in 2019, as the Airbus tariffs only affected sales in the last quarter of the year.

France United Kingdom

Sun sets on UK as an EU member state as new "cliff edge" looms

European farmers’ association, Copa-Cogeca, was among the many groups to lament the departure of the UK from the EU bloc from midnight Central European Time tonight. Lamentations will be brief, however, as another clock starts ticking on a tight transition period during which the UK and the EU will attempt to negotiate their future relationship.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

UK food industry welcomes proposal to lower salary threshold for visas

The UK food industry association has welcomed a recommendation by the UK Migrations Advisory Committee (MAC) to reduce the minimum salary threshold for skilled workers to gain visas from £30,000 to £25,600.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Organic food consumption growing in the EU

Demand for organic food has increased sharply in the EU with northern countries representing the main destination market for those products.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU agriculture policy diary (January 20-24): Council chair and Wojciechowski meet MEPs

The new Croatian Council Presidency will present its priorities for agriculture, environment and trade policies to members of the European Parliament this week.

EU Vietnam

Key parliamentary food safety committee to get even bigger after Brexit

The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) is to grow even more next month after a post-Brexit tweak of committee make up.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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