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On August 17, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved seven genetically engineered (GE) crops (3 corn, 2 soybean, 1 rapeseed, and 1 cotton) and renewed the authorizations for two corn and one rapeseed crop used for food and animal feed.
On April 29, 2021, the European Commission published a report titled, “Study on the status of new genomic techniques under Union law and in light of the Court of Justice ruling in Case C-528/16.”
Attaché Report (GAIN)

European Union: EU Green Deal - April 2021 Update

This quarterly report covers January through March 2021 and provides details on the status of the EU Green Deal objectives and strategies including the Farm to Fork Strategy (F2F), Biodiversity Strategy, the Climate Target Plan, the EU Methane Strategy, and the Circular Economy Action Plan.
On March 27, 2021, a new EU regulation went into force to enhance transparency of risk assessment in the food chain by increasing the independence of scientific studies, strengthening the governance of the European Food Safety Authority, and developing comprehensive risk communication.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Netherlands: Dutch Wood Pellet Imports Reach New High

In 2020, Dutch wood pellet imports reached a new high, totaling $511 million. The United States was the leading non-European Union (EU) supplier to the Netherlands.
As part of the Farm to Fork Strategy and the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the European Commission announced that it would review the European Union’s policy on the promotion of agricultural products both inside and outside the Union
On March 25, 2021, the European Commission published the EU Organic Action Plan for 2021-2030
The European Commission launched a public consultation in January on its upcoming revision of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD).
On January 22, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved five genetically engineered (GE) crops (three corn and two soybeans) and renewed the authorization for three corn crops used for food...
The European Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy includes a review of EU animal welfare (AW) legislation and requirements in European animal production.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

European Union: EU Green Deal - January 2021 Update

This quarterly report covers October through December 2020 and provides details on the status of the EU Green Deal objectives and strategies including...
On December 18, 2020, the European Commission published a Regulation eliminating EU customs duties for fresh and frozen lobsters from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2025.