Agriculture

Member states initiate talks with Parliament over Ukraine trade preferences
Agriculture Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Member states initiate talks with Parliament over Ukraine trade preferences

EU ambassadors revised proposals to increase unilateral trade preferences to Ukraine today (6 June 2017), only a few days after the European Parliament voted to reduce the number of products covered by an offer made to Ukraine several months ago to complement the bilateral free trade agreement – DCFTA – that came into force …

Brexit: new world for wines?
Agriculture Brexit

Brexit: new world for wines?

  The British wine industry is not happy about the effects of Brexit on their trade. But longer term, prospects for British consumers could improve.   “It’s a bit gloomy”, said Jancis Robinson, a leading British wine writer and Financial Times columnist. The British public will have to “drink less, and less …

Agriculture Trade defence Ukraine, Russia & CIS WTO & Plurilaterals WTO disputes

WTO appellate report strengthens EU case in pork ban dispute with Russia

Russia is probably regretting having appealed the first WTO dispute panel finding against one of its most politically charged trade tussle with the EU.   In September 2016, the dispute settlement body in Geneva ruled that Russia’s import ban on pork products from Baltic states introduced in 2014 and extended …