Author: Chris Horseman

Brexit and fish: the threat to UK-EU trade in fisheries products
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Brexit and fish: the threat to UK-EU trade in fisheries products

Few sectors have more at stake in the fraught trade negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union than fisheries. While the media has mostly been focusing on the highly-politicised issue of access to British fishing grounds for EU vessels after the current transition period expires, Brexit also threatens …

EU, UK join WTO group pledging fight against food export curbs
Agriculture Coronavirus response EU UK Agriculture Latest news UK WTO & 3rd countries World Trade Organization

EU, UK join WTO group pledging fight against food export curbs

The European Union has joined with 23 other World Trade Organization members in pledging not to impose food export bans in response to the crisis in food distribution which the COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed in some sectors. The commitment was issued in the form of a WTO joint statement, coordinated …

EU exports of GI food products booming – but is its trade policy helping?
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EU exports of GI food products booming – but is its trade policy helping?

The European Union has boosted its exports of food and drink products with protected geographical indications by 62% over the last seven years, according to a new European Commission report. The study sheds some interesting light on the political and commercial drivers behind the EU’s controversial policies on GIs and …