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Set Alert for Brexit

UK commits decisively to Brexit as Johnson wins election

The United Kingdom is on course finally to leave the EU on January 31, following a decisive victory for prime minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party in Thursday’s UK General Election.

Brexit Farm Policy & Programs

EU dairy trade association calls for urgent resolution of US tariff dispute

Brussels-based Eucolait has called for an urgent resolution of the US Airbus-Boeing dispute and related tariffs on EU dairy exports.

EU United States

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: New front opens in US-EU trade war, biotech rule revamp, UK election

Champagne and cheeses from France could be hit with a U.S. import tariff of up to 100% unless the EU member state rolls back on its new Digital Services Tax (DST).

Trade Disputes Brexit

UK parties offer starkly differing policy options as general election looms

It could be argued that, with the UK’s exit from the EU now scheduled less than two months away, the last thing British agribusiness needs at present is more uncertainty about the future course of UK agriculture policy.

Farm Policy & Programs Food Policy

UK set to break new ground with ban on live animal exports

The United Kingdom may be on course to become one of the first countries in the world – perhaps the very first – to impose a ban on live exports of farm animals.

Animal Welfare Farm Policy & Programs

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: No ‘special case’ for CBD, counter claims over dairy demand

Hemp-derived CBD will not be fast-tracked for approval to be used in foods and supplements, according to a leading FDA official, who added that the agency has ongoing concerns over the lack of safety data.

Environment and Conservation Labeling

Former ENVI Chair to become EU Commissioner

The Romanian centre right MEP that chaired the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) from January 2017 up to this year’s elections is set to become an EU Commissioner.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU wine sector will “need years to recover” from US Airbus tariffs – event

The punitive 25% tariffs imposed by the US are “very costly” and pose serious problems for EU wine exporters, the sector’s representatives have said.  

EU United States

Italian farmers welcome latest Brexit deal

Italy’s principal farmers’ organization, Confederazione Nazionale Coltivatori Diretti (Coldiretti), has welcomed the revised Brexit deal reached recently between the European Commission and the UK government.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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