Agriculture United States

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 …


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 …