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Traceability and Supply Chain

Set Alert for Traceability and Supply Chain

OECD-EUIPO report says 6.8% of EU imports fake

A staggering 6.8% of goods imported into the EU are counterfeit, up from 5% in 2013, according to a joint report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards

Tyson to trace 'natural' beef with DNA technology

Tyson, one of the world’s largest meat processors, is starting to use DNA technology to trace beef back to the individual animal of origin.

US Food Policy Food Technology

Is the UK’s 'no-tariff' plan for the Irish border incompatible with WTO rules?

The UK’s intention to simply refrain from collecting import duties on goods entering Northern Ireland across the Irish border, as announced earlier today (March 13), has sparked some lengthy debate among trade lawyers about whether, and if so how, this might violate World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

Brexit Trade Disputes

How will the ‘no deal’ import tariffs impact key UK agricultural markets?

The UK has announced it will suspend the application of import duties on 87% by value of products entering the country under a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario. But what will change for the agricultural sectors that will see import duties applied?

Brexit Trade Disputes

UK announces new agri-food tariffs and TRQs for ‘no deal’ Brexit

The UK will suspend the application of import duties on all but a handful of agri-food products if it leaves the EU without a deal at the end of this month, according to a temporary tariff schedule published this morning (March 13).

Brexit European Agricultural Policy

No Deal or Article 50 extension looms, as MPs reject Brexit agreement again

The UK government will publish on Wednesday (March 13) its proposals for import tariffs to apply on agricultural and other imports in the event of a no deal Brexit, after a fresh defeat for prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement on Tuesday evening (March 12).

Brexit Trade Agreements

Brazil revives efforts to overturn US beef ban

Shortly before a visit to the Washington by Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, the South American country is still trying to persuade the US to reopen its market to fresh Brazilian beef.

Animal Health Food Safety and Standards

Change what we eat or face climate consequences, Professor warns

Humanity needs to change what it eats, and thereby change what it farms, otherwise it will “push itself into a corner where, literally, by the end of the century, we are going to fry”, an expert on climate change warned this week.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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