Agriculture

Wolf in sheep’s clothing: Britain wakes up to Brexit farming conundrum
Agriculture Brexit

Wolf in sheep’s clothing: Britain wakes up to Brexit farming conundrum

  From farm subsidies to New Zealand lamb imports to livestock trade at the Irish border: the process of untangling Britain’s agriculture sector from the EU’s trade policy regime will start early in the Brexit process and face daunting challenges, writes Iana Dreyer.   Trade policy cognoscenti  were aware farming issues would be among …

Agriculture Disputes & TDI Energy & Environment

COM review of antidumping duties on Argentina and Indonesia biodiesel part of broader web of legal disputes

The Commission announced it was undertaking a review of its antidumping measures applied to biodiesel imported from Indonesia and Argentina which have been in force since 2013. The move is only part of a wider web of legal disputes regarding these measures.   The announcement states that the EU aims to comply with …

Agriculture

EU farmers to receive more money for export promotion activities in 2017

Twenty billion euros more money to promote trade in 2017 compared to 2016, that’s what DG Agriculture is offering the EU’s farmers’ organisation to boost exports.   The €133 million are earmarked to help farm groups hold fairs and other promotional activities to boost international sales of basic agricultural products and processed foods such …

European Parliament prepares to ease imports of Uzbek cotton and textiles
Agriculture Ukraine, Russia & CIS

European Parliament prepares to ease imports of Uzbek cotton and textiles

  The European Parliament is moving to endorse a 2011 EU Uzbekistan textiles agreement it had previously rejected. Uzbekistan came under fire for engaging in child labour and forced labour in its cotton and fabrics industry. But reported progress on that front and an EU desire to deepen its footprint in Central Asia have contributed …