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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 E ...| Click here to read more

EU agrifood export surplus at record levels in 2016

  Since 2013, the EU is the world’s biggest food product exporter. New data released by the Commission suggest the export performance of the EU’s food ...| Click here to read more

Ecuador bananas: MEPs greenlight beefed-up import safeguard mechanism

  EU banana producers will be adequately protected from possible surges in imports of Ecuadorian bananas. This is what 85 percent of MEPs believe, as t ...| Click here to read more

Agriculture remains hurdle on path to Australia and New Zealand free trade pact la...

  EU plans to launch free trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand this year could be complicated by a protectionist pushback in the agro-food ...| Click here to read more

Brexit: Agriculture trade moves centre-stage in British debate

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 ...| Click here to read more

The ECJ confirms that an EU-Morocco liberalisation agreement does not cover Wester...

On 21 December, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a judgement confirming that an agriculture agreement concluded between the European Union (EU) ...| Click here to read more

MEPs give green light to accession of Ecuador to EU’s FTA with Colombia and Peru

The European Parliament (EP) gave, on 14 December, its consent for Ecuador to join the free trade agreement between the EU, Peru and Colombia, paving the wa ...| Click here to read more

Upgrade of EU-Turkey trade relations: stick, carrot – or business as usual?

While members of the European Parliament (MEPs) acknowledge the need to overhaul the outdated framework of EU-Turkey trade relations, they disagree on the w ...| Click here to read more

Council backs EU-Iceland deal on protection of local agri-food products – in brief

The Council gave its green light, on 21 November, for the signature of the stand-alone EU-Iceland agreement on the protection of locally made specialties, k ...| Click here to read more

Council backs EU-Iceland deal on liberalisation of trade in agriculture

The Council has given the green light for the signature of an agreement between the EU and Iceland on further liberalisation of trade in agricultural produc ...| Click here to read more

Beef and rice sectors to lose out most from future free trade agreements

The EU’s beef and rice sectors are likely to lose out most from future free trade agreements with partners such as the United States, Mercosur, Canada and V ...| Click here to read more

EU-Japan FTA talks continue with sluggish pace

“Much work is still needed, especially in the key areas of negotiations,” a European Commission source said, commenting on the outcome of the latest EU-Japa ...| Click here to read more

EU proposes to increase duty-free imports from Ukraine

The European Commission tabled a proposal on 30 September to unilaterally increase for three years the quantities of duty-free imports assigned to Ukraine u ...| Click here to read more

Final agreement on conflict minerals expected in October

Following a political compromise reached in June, the final agreement on a set of new rules to combat trade in so-called conflict minerals such as tantalum, ...| Click here to read more

Agriculture ministers to talk trade at upcoming Council

The European Commission will present a state of play in agricultural trade at the forthcoming Agricultural Council on 18 July. The issue will be addressed b ...| Click here to read more

Member states again fail to reach agreement on reauthorisation of glyphosate ̵...

On 24 June, the Appeal Committee failed to reach the required qualified majority in favour or against a temporary extension of the authorisation for glyphos ...| Click here to read more

Mercosur offer not brilliant but sufficient to re-launch FTA talks, says EU execut...

The European Commission regards the Mercosur revised market access offer of 11 May as not “brilliant” but “sufficient” to re-launch the long-stalled free tr ...| Click here to read more

EU-Mexico: Commission sets ball in motion

After receiving a green light from the member states on 23 May to open negotiations with Mexico on a new free trade deal, the European Commission decided to ...| Click here to read more

Malmström throws her weight behind re-launch of talks with Mercosur

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström dismissed the European agricultural lobby criticism of the Commission’s decision to re-launch free trade negotiations w ...| Click here to read more

EU agricultural strengths and weaknesses in FTA talks with Mercosur

The latest policy brief released by Farm Europe, delineates the challenges and provides insightful data on the EU-Mercosur Free Trade negotiations in the ag ...| Click here to read more