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US cheese tariffs dampen mood at EU dairy conference

The imposition by the US of new tariffs on EU dairy exports overshadowed the agenda at this year’s European Dairy Association Congress in Vienna.

Trade Disputes Markets

Breakthrough Brexit deal offers hope to agri-food sector – but fears still persist

The United Kingdom has finally reached agreement with the EU on revised terms for its departure from the Union, and on the basis of its subsequent future partnership. But as things stand, there is still no certainty as to whether any of the provisions agreed will actually come into effect as planned at the end of this month – or at all.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Brazil consults on geographical indications in EFTA deal

The Brazilian Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), a federal agency linked to the country’s Ministry of Economy, has launched a public consultation on the recognition by the Brazilian government, of geographical indications (GIs) originating from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).



European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU and UK reach 'fair and balanced' Brexit deal

An agreement has been reached between the European Commission and the United Kingdom on a Brexit withdrawal agreement, with the EU Council, European and British parliaments set to scrutinise the legal text in the coming days.

Brexit Trade Agreements

Member states demand swift EU response to US tariffs

On Monday (October 14), EU agricultural ministers reacted to the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that the US can impose tariffs on Europe’s agri-food sector and called on the Commission to quickly de-escalate tensions while also preparing “rapid support” for the worst hit areas.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU trade deals brought €1 billion boost to agri-food exports in 2018

The different free trade agreements that the EU has concluded with countries around the globe boosted exports in 2018, particularly for agri-food products with a 2.2% or €1 billion rise, the European Commission's latest annual report on the implementation of trade agreements revealed.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Saudi Arabia lifts avian-flu related import bans

Saudi Arabia has lifted a ban on imports of hatching eggs and day-old-chicks from several countries, including Denmark, Italy and Russia.

Animal Health Food Safety and Standards

Indonesia plans to challenge EU palm oil measure at WTO

The Indonesian Government seeks to file a case against the EU over palm oil at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in early November, a high-level official has revealed.

EU Indonesia

US gets final approval for up to $7.5 billion in duties on EU goods

New US tariffs on scores of European Union (EU) goods with a value of up to $7.5 billion annually – stemming from a dispute over EU subsidies to aircraft manufacturer Airbus – were formally greenlighted during a special October 14 session of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

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