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Set Alert for Brexit

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: F2F Strategy, CAP transition and COVID-19 support

While EU policymakers made some important decisions on their future agri-food policies last week, US farmers got more clarity on the emergency aid that they will soon receive from the government.

EU United States

EU tightens up limits on perchlorate in food

The EU has set tight new limits on the endocrine disrupting chemical perchlorate in fresh produce, teas, infant formula and baby food.

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Spot the difference: the UK opts for continuity with post-Brexit agri-food tariff schedule

After decades of castigating the EU and its Common Agricultural Policy for being protectionist and closed off to global competition, the UK government has finally taken its opportunity to set its own agricultural tariffs to take effect in January 2021, when the current post-Brexit transition period expires.

United Kingdom EU

Europe’s top users of glyphosate identified in new research

A survey conducted by agricultural scientists has identified which EU member states are most dependent on glyphosate.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Agribusiness COVID-19 Podcast: May 22

Stay abreast of the latest developments in the global agriculture and food markets influenced by COVID-19 by listening to our IHS Markit Agribusiness podcast.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Researchers develop new vaccine that protects 100% of pigs against ASF

The UK’s Pirbright Institute has moved a step closer to developing a viable vaccine for African swine fever (ASF).

International ASF

Special report: COVID-19 impact on the European potato market

Despite the increased demand from retail, the pandemic’s adverse effects are likely to affect the European potato industry until 2021, as growers cannot readjust the coming crop to the changed market scenario.

EU International

EU agriculture policy diary (25-29 May): COVID-19 response, CAP transition, F2F Strategy

Members of the European Parliament are lining up for meetings with European Commission officials to discuss the most important recent developments in EU agri-food policies.

EU Coronavirus

Bill to reduce tax on infant food to be introduced in Lithuania "to support families through COVID crisis"

Rasa Budbergytė, the head of the opposition Lithuanian Social Democratic Party’s (LSDP) faction in the Seimas, the country’s unicameral parliament, has announced her party is planning to submit a draft bill that is to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) rate on infant food products to 9 percent.

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