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EU to close loophole that allows tariff-free import of Ukrainian poultry

The European Commission is taking active steps to close a loophole that is allowing large volumes of Ukrainian poultrymeat to enter the EU without paying tariffs, members of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee heard this week.

Ukraine European Agricultural Policy

Lack of progress in Brexit talks, EU Council hears

The EU Council, in its 27 member state format, has called for urgent progress on the issue of the Irish border in ongoing Brexit talks, while the European Commission’s chief negotiator has outlined a potential framework for a future partnership talks with the UK

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Ireland set to commence beef sales to China after plants get Beijing approval

Ireland will soon be able to send its first beef shipments to China as the first tranche of production facilities are approved by Beijing, the Irish Agriculture Ministry has indicated.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Hungarian pork imports banned by China over ASF fears

China has joined the list of countries banning imports of pork from Hungary – depriving the country of its largest non-EU export market.

Europe Hungary

EU to implement Brazilian poultry ban

An EU-wide ban on importing poultry products from some of the biggest suppliers in Brazil will come into force later this week.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Swiss food and agricultural products to benefit under FTA with the Philippines

A free trade agreement (FTA) signed between the Philippines and the four member countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) will see duties on Swiss exports such as energy drinks, confectionery and powdered milk, eliminated from June 1st.

Europe Switzerland

WTO challenge against EU poultry restrictions risks “exposing Brazil’s weaknesses”

The president of one of Brazil’s largest farming unions has warned the country’s government not to pursue a World Trade Organization (WTO) challenge against EU restrictions on poultry imports from the Latin American country.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Local disease outbreaks should not lead to national bans, says Hungarian MP

The European Commission is being urged to do more to challenge trading partners over recent import bans on pork from Hungary – the most recent EU country to be hit by African Swine Fever (ASF).

Hungary Europe

UK "urgently needs" food security strategy to prepare for Brexit

The UK government needs to urgently formulate a comprehensive food security strategy in preparation for Brexit, a report published today by the House of Lords states.

Europe United Kingdom
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