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Spain considering taking US olive case to WTO

Spain has insisted that the provision of national aid to the country’s black olives sector is not distorting free market competition, as claimed by the US, and is fully compatible with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

European Food Law Europe

Commission urges private sector and businesses to get ready for all scenarios on Brexit

The European Commission has, for the first time, explicitly urged private actors, businesses and professionals to get ready for “all outcomes of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.”
European Agricultural Policy Compliance and Enforcement

Podcast: CAP Reform & Farm Bill progress

Proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy have been submitted by the European Commission, while the new US Farm Bill is making its way through the Legislative Branch, meaning it is a significant time for the farming sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Butter, yoghurts, cheese “could be restricted” by Brexit

The UK’s largest dairy, Arla, has said any non-tariff barriers to trade and labour shortages will make it more difficult to import dairy products from Europe after Brexit, and could lead to shortages of certain foods.

Europe United Kingdom

Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU and Japan create massive free trade zone

A wide-ranging trade and cooperation deal that the EU and Japan signed on 17 July will create a free trade zone covering over 600 million people, ending some €1 billion in export duties that European firms currently pay annually, with Europe’s agri-food sector expected to be one of the main winners.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Brazil, EU and Russia clash at WTO over meat trade issues

Issues related to the global trade in meat products dominated the agenda at last week’s meeting of the World Trade Organization’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) committee – with Brazil, the EU and Russia all clashing over costly import restrictions.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

China approves imports from two French slaughterhouses

China has granted import permits to two French beef suppliers – the final step in dismantling restrictions in place for some 17 years.

Asia Pacific Europe

Russia extends ban on EU agricultural produce

Russia’s ban on agri-food imports from the EU, US and other key western suppliers will continue until December 2019, following the signing of a new decree by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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