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Set Alert for Trade Policy

Industry welcomes UK election result as “end of sea of uncertainty”

UK food and agriculture organisations appeared to be breathing a collective sigh of relief this morning following a clear victory by the Conservative Party in the UK elections last night. However, some are looking anxiously to the work ahead to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement with the EU and the slim timeframe in which to achieve it.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

UK commits decisively to Brexit as Johnson wins election

The United Kingdom is on course finally to leave the EU on January 31, following a decisive victory for prime minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party in Thursday’s UK General Election.

Brexit Farm Policy & Programs

EU dairy trade association calls for urgent resolution of US tariff dispute

Brussels-based Eucolait has called for an urgent resolution of the US Airbus-Boeing dispute and related tariffs on EU dairy exports.

EU United States

As WTO Appellate Body shuts down, facilitator discusses path forward

The expiration of two additional judges’ terms today (Dec. 10) will result in the suspension of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body, with facilitator Ambassador David Walker of New Zealand detailing the events leading up to the situation and a potential path forward.

US Agricultural Policy WTO

Can agriculture save the WTO from ‘brain death’?

The global trade regime is in dire straits. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is close to losing its all-important capacity to settle disputes among its member countries.

Trade Disputes Market Support

UK food industry looks to expand robotics, export more to UAE

The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has outlined the need to expand robotics in the industry and increase exports in key countries, such as Japan, the US, China, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

European Food Law Asia Pacific

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: New front opens in US-EU trade war, biotech rule revamp, UK election

Champagne and cheeses from France could be hit with a U.S. import tariff of up to 100% unless the EU member state rolls back on its new Digital Services Tax (DST).

Trade Disputes Brexit

UK parties offer starkly differing policy options as general election looms

It could be argued that, with the UK’s exit from the EU now scheduled less than two months away, the last thing British agribusiness needs at present is more uncertainty about the future course of UK agriculture policy.

Farm Policy & Programs Food Policy

France and EU vow to retaliate against US tariffs on champagne and cheese

The European Commission has said the EU will “act as one” if the US follows up on its threat to impose new tariffs on French agri-food products.

EU United States
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