Agriculture

Agriculture United States & TTIP

Agriculture: EU top aim is recognition all EU member’s sanitary standards abroad, Malmström says

In a speech on agriculture and EU trade policy on 26 January, Cecilia Malmstöm said that one of the key priorities for the EU Commission to have its 28 national sanitary inspection regimes equally in international trade agreements. Though the EU has identical standards across the EU, inspections are undertaken …

Agriculture Australia & New Zealand

EP: dairy, sugar, beef, sheep meat, and GIs sensitive topics in EU New Zealand, EU Australia FTA

In a debate following a European Parliament’s trade committee ‘oral question’ on the planned EU Australia and EU New Zealand free trade agreements in plenary, EU agricultural sensitivities on sugar, meat (beef, sheep), and EU geographical indications surfaced as the key potential sticking points for MEPs across political parties and …

Agriculture

Soon more EU apples to US

The US Department of Agriculture is considering changing its import authorisation rules for European apples and pears from Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal.   The drop in prices for these fruit in the aftermath of Russia’s embargo on EU agricultural products has led the EU …

Agriculture

Hogan tells UK farmers how they benefit from EU trade policy, says GI deal with China “quite advanced”

In a keynote speech at the Oxford Farming Conference in the United Kingdom, the EU’s agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan went into great length to explain why UK farmers benefit from being in the EU.   The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy “has become more liberal, more flexible, and more outward-looking – …