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No cloned food for EU under Australia and New Zealand FTAs, says Malmström

Europe will not be forced to accept milk and meat from cloned animals under future free trade agreements (FTAs) it is negotiating with Australia and New Zealand, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström confirmed in response to a written question from a French MEP.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Food industry makes official complaint against Italy over country-of-origin labelling

The food industry association, FoodDrinkEurope, has made an official complaint to the European Commission over Italy’s enactment of laws on origin labelling. The association alleges that Italy's national laws are against EU law and wants them repealed.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU, US, Japan attack “severe excess capacity” in international trade but refrain from naming China

The main trade representatives for the EU, the US and Japan delivered a joint statement committing to enhance trilateral cooperation and to re-establish a “global level playing field” in international trade.

European Agricultural Policy EU

Perdue talks trade, NAFTA, Farm Bill and regulatory reform

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue touched on the importance of trade for U.S. agriculture, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the upcoming Farm Bill and regulatory reform during a Tuesday (Dec. 12) speech at the National Press Club.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

EU-Japan trade pact will “significantly improve” market access, says FoodDrinkEurope

The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) finally clinched on 8 December “should significantly improve the market access conditions for European food and drinks in Japan,” according to industry association FoodDrinkEurope.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

WTO Ministerial update: USTR urges uniformity, other members respond

The World Trade Organization's (WTO) 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, Argentina got off to a raucous start, as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer delivered comments calling for more uniform enforcement of trade rules and less focus on litigation – drawing varied responses from other members.
US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

EU set to liberalise farm imports from Mercosur under new offer

The European Union is poised to offer Mercosur a deal which will offer completely free trade on 83% of agri-food imports from the South American bloc within 10 years.

European Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements

EU Council prepares draft guidelines for Brexit 'Phase 2' negotiations

Acknowledging that sufficient progress has been made on the first phase of Brexit talks, the EU Council has prepared a set of draft guidelines to be adopted at the next Council meeting, next Friday (December 15). 

EU European Agricultural Policy

Industry welcomes breakthrough in Brexit negotiations

The UK food industry has welcomed the agreement reached by UK and EU teams negotiating on Brexit which will effectively allow talks to progress to trade issues.

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