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Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread

Belgium will announce in the coming days the culling of 4,000 pigs in the confined area following the discovery of nine boars suffering from African Swine Fever (ASF), the country’s federal minister has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Brazil boosts inspection to avoid African Swine Fever

Brazil is to step up inspection at borders to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF), which has been rapidly spreading in Europe, Asia and Africa.
EU European Agricultural Policy

Retail bosses reject claims food giants hit by UTPs

The Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of 22 leading retailers and wholesalers across Europe have written to the Chair of the EU Agriculture Council, Austrian Agriculture Minister Elisabeth Köstinger “to express their intense concern at the idea currently being promoted by powerful multinational food processors that they need protection against retailers,” as discussions on the unfair trading practices (UTPs) continue in the European Parliament and Council.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Podcast: African Swine Fever in Belgium - markets impacts and animal health

The detection of African Swine Fever in Belgium has put western Europe on high alert for further outbreaks – what could it mean for the EU pig meat sector?

Animal Health Food Safety and Standards

European Commission reports new 133% increase in soybean imports from US

The European Commission has published the latest figures on EU soybean imports from the United States, showing that the country has surpassed Brazil to become the bloc’s main supplier of the commodity.

Markets Trade Agreements

CETA has increased trade flows by 7% in its first year - Commission

The initial trade results between the EU and Canada one year after the entry into force of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) show encouraging signs, the European Commission has announced.

EU Canada

“Clear path” towards treaty to protect world’s oceans established

An intergovernmental conference on creating a legal framework to protect the exploitation of the world’s oceans foresees the preparation of a draft treaty during the first quarter of 2019.


International European Agricultural Policy

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).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

USTR finalizes list of Chinese ag commodity imports to be hit with tariffs

The United States will initially apply a 10% import tariff on a range of agricultural commodity imports from China, before raising the rate to 25% at the start of next year, as part of its continuing response to what it regards as Unfair Trading Practises by the Asian country.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy
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