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Trade Agreements

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EU figures show boost for Argentine beef quota imports, big drop for Brazil

Argentina took almost full advantage of the EU’s lucrative ‘Hilton’ beef quota in 2017/18, but neighbouring Brazil left half its quota share unfilled.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Day ahead – July 20, 2018: Rep. Brady remarks on NAFTA 2.0, US-China trade situation

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) made remarks on the trajectory of NAFTA 2.0 talks and the US-China trade situation. Meanwhile, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) took issue with remarks by President Donald Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro that sought to play down the impact of new tariffs.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Large-scale trade policy talks between US and China on hold, officials say

Amid escalating trade tensions and tit-for-tat trade actions, talks aimed at defusing the situation the US and China have essentially been on hold for several weeks, according to comments from key lawmakers and a Trump administration official.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

EC's Malmstrom remarks on rising trade tensions as US hearing considers auto tariffs

Rising trade tensions could forfeit hard fought gains in international trade was the warning delivered by European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom in a July 19 speech to the German Marshall Fund. Her remarks came the same day the US Commerce Department held a hearing to consider new tariffs on automobiles and automobile parts from the European Union (EU) and other trade partners.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Ag producers detail tariff hardships at House Ways and Means hearing

Economic hardship caused by new tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump and retaliatory tariffs then put in place by trade partners were detailed by multiple agricultural producers and an economist during a House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade hearing Wednesday (July 18).

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

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
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Trade Disputes

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EU figures show boost for Argentine beef quota imports, big drop for Brazil

Argentina took almost full advantage of the EU’s lucrative ‘Hilton’ beef quota in 2017/18, but neighbouring Brazil left half its quota share unfilled.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

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

Day ahead – July 20, 2018: Rep. Brady remarks on NAFTA 2.0, US-China trade situation

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) made remarks on the trajectory of NAFTA 2.0 talks and the US-China trade situation. Meanwhile, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) took issue with remarks by President Donald Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro that sought to play down the impact of new tariffs.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Large-scale trade policy talks between US and China on hold, officials say

Amid escalating trade tensions and tit-for-tat trade actions, talks aimed at defusing the situation the US and China have essentially been on hold for several weeks, according to comments from key lawmakers and a Trump administration official.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

EC's Malmstrom remarks on rising trade tensions as US hearing considers auto tariffs

Rising trade tensions could forfeit hard fought gains in international trade was the warning delivered by European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom in a July 19 speech to the German Marshall Fund. Her remarks came the same day the US Commerce Department held a hearing to consider new tariffs on automobiles and automobile parts from the European Union (EU) and other trade partners.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Ag producers detail tariff hardships at House Ways and Means hearing

Economic hardship caused by new tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump and retaliatory tariffs then put in place by trade partners were detailed by multiple agricultural producers and an economist during a House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade hearing Wednesday (July 18).

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes
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Traceability and Supply Chain

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EU figures show boost for Argentine beef quota imports, big drop for Brazil

Argentina took almost full advantage of the EU’s lucrative ‘Hilton’ beef quota in 2017/18, but neighbouring Brazil left half its quota share unfilled.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Palm oil body reinstates Nestle's membership

Swiss food and drinks giant Nestlé's membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been reinstated after the company submitted a new action plan.

International European Food Law

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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Geographical Indications

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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

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

UK to seek full alignment on EU agri-food rules, US trade deal ruled out: leaked paper

UK government ministers will meet tomorrow (July 6) to review a proposal for ‘ongoing harmonisation’ with EU rules for agri-food products and other goods after the UK leaves the EU, according to reports circulating in London today.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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Labelling

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Lab meat companies say FDA should regulate their products

FDA is the right agency to assess the safety and quality of lab-grown meat, say several representatives from the emerging lab-grown meat, poultry and seafood industry, despite a push from many in the traditionally raised meat and poultry industry for USDA to regulate these products when they become commercially available.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Meat industry, consumers raise red flags over FDA regulation of lab-grown meats

The meat industry and consumer groups are raising red flags over the potential for FDA to regulate lab-grown meat, poultry and seafood products, and say FDA and USDA should work together with all stakeholders before any decisions are made about which agency gets oversight over the emerging products.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

USDA clarifies that imported honey should feature a country-of-origin label

Regardless of how they are marked or graded, all honey products imported into the United States should bear a clear statement on their label to indicate their country of origin.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy
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