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Cambodian rice producer urges EU to reconsider tariffs

One of the Cambodia’s largest rice producers has appealed to the European Commission to reverse its decision to impose tariffs on the commodity’s imports from the country.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Dutch and Belgian fruit producers bypass Russian food sanctions

Smuggling schemes help Dutch and Belgian fruit growers to widely circumvent Russia’s import restrictions and put their produce on the country’s supermarket shelves.

EU Belgium

Russia brings back ban on transhipment of US poultry to Kazakhstan

Russia is once again blocking the movement of US chicken meat to Kazakhstan in a move that could put fresh strains on relations within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Food Safety and Standards Trade Disputes

MEPs pressure Commission to suspend EU-Mercosur trade talks

European opponents of an EU-Mercosur deal have seized on comments made by Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to push their case for a suspension of talks on a trade deal between the two blocs.

Trade Agreements Geographical Indications

Hogan defends CAP Strategic Plans against dairy sector ‘renationalisation’ concerns

EU agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has been forced to defend the European Commission’s plans for individual policy programmes at national level as a core part of the new CAP for 2021-27, amidst repeated concerns that the plan will negatively affect the ‘level playing field’ on the EU Single Market.

Trade Agreements Labeling

EU agriculture policy diary (November 19-23): CAP reform, pesticides and EU-Africa trade

The week ahead will kick off on Monday with the gathering of EU Agriculture ministers in the Agrifish Council.

EU European Agricultural Policy

France curbs palm oil, soy and beef imports to tackle deforestation

In a major move to combat global deforestation, French authorities have presented a strategy to limit the imports of agri-food products linked to the disappearance of forest areas.

Environment and Conservation EU

Mutiny in the UK government ranks while May presents draft withdrawal deal to Commons

Two members of the UK government have resigned in protest over the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement which was unveiled last night.

Brexit Geographical Indications

UK set to remain close to EU agri-food market under new Brexit deal – if approved

The United Kingdom will stay part of a ‘Single Customs Union’ with the EU for as long as is necessary post-Brexit to resolve the Irish border question – thus preventing the UK from doing its own Free Trade Agreements with third countries for agricultural and other products for a potentially indefinite period of time after 2020.

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