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Set Alert for Brexit

Call for UK and US to abolish farm tariffs, align food standards post-Brexit

The United Kingdom and the United States should abandon all tariffs on bilateral agricultural trade and also adopt a purely science-based approach to sanitary and phytosanitary issues under a new ‘model’ bilateral trade agreement, according to a new report published on Tuesday (September 18).

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Brexit and subsidiarity pose risks to future of CAP - analyst

The EU needs to maintain strong policy control over major issues such as climate change, biodiversity, animal health and food safety as well as resist any post-Brexit temptation to devolve too much power back to member states, according to a leading French CAP expert.

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EU agri-policy diary (September 17-21): Brexit, UTPs

National delegations are gathering in Brussels to discuss new rules to protect farmers from unfair trading practices, while Foreign Ministers prepare high-level Brexit discussions taking place in Austria later this week.

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French farmers stay tough on Brexit and Mercosur

There is no sign of any softening of attitudes towards Brexit by French farming leaders, despite their desire to maintain open trading routes across the Channel, if that is at all possible.

Trade Agreements Brexit

UK Agriculture Bill draft sets out post-CAP legal framework, including provisions for market intervention

The UK government has confirmed its intention to phase out direct payments to farmers under the terms of the Agriculture Bill, which was submitted to the UK Parliament on Wednesday (September 12), but will also provide financial assistance to farmers to address “exceptional market conditions”.

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NFU President attacks lack of food focus in UK farm policy plan

The UK government’s plan for post-Brexit agriculture policy in England “falls short” of the aspirations of farmers, the England and Wales National Farmers Union (NFU) has claimed.

Brexit Environment and Conservation

Defra unveils post-Brexit domestic agricultural policy framework

A new Agriculture Bill setting out the policy framework for farming in England post-Brexit will be introduced in the UK parliament today (September 12), with an emphasis on support for public goods and the delivery of outcomes that protect and enhance the environment.

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The UK’s ‘Green Brexit’: a bold step towards an environmentally-led farm policy

The UK government’s new farming plan for England represents a bold experiment in re-shaping agricultural policy.

Brexit European Agricultural Policy

Britain sourced food from 191 countries in the first half of 2018, study finds

A study into the origins of the food and drink imported into the UK has highlighted the extent to which the UK relies on other countries’ goods, even for items generally considered to be “home-grown”.

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