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Denmark: Ban on Keeping Mink to Be Lifted at End of Year

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (known as the Fødevarestyrelsen) has announced Denmark will lift its temporary ban on keeping mink as of January 1, 2023. The ban had initially been imposed for 2020/2021 for the sake of public health during the coronavirus pandemic and was later extended to include 2022.
Germany, the largest economy in the European Union, is a large and promising pet food market. Imports of pet food account for more than half of the total market. While the market is mature and somewhat saturated, it is steadily growing.
COVID-19 had an unexpected effect on the Spanish food distribution sector. Spanish consumers spent $3.7 billion more at supermarkets compared to 2019.
The first full year of the newly negotiated U.S. specific High Quality Beef (HQB) quota with the European Union ended with U.S. beef exports reaching 12,806 MT.
On October 19, the Belgian hospitality sector closed again amidst a second COVID-19 wave that surpassed the first wave in the Spring of 2020.
The government has elected to put an end to Dutch mink farming three years ahead of schedule due to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks on the country's mink farms.
The fallout from COVID-19 and subsequent social isolation and government-imposed restrictions on businesses and have deeply affected Romania’s hospitality, restaurant, and institutional (HRI)...
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Spain: Spanish Retail and Distribution Sector Update

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spanish food retail and distribution sector continued to function as an essential activity in response to the crisis.
This is an initial assessment of the Dutch foodservice-HRI industry after several months of being largely closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
On April 13, CEFTA member countries implemented a regional green corridors system at certain border crossings.
This guide provides an overview of export health certificates needed for exporting plants, animals, foods and other animal origin products to the European Union.
The Government of Hungary (GOH) is providing tax relief, credit programs, loan repayment moratorium, and significant support in grants for farmers and food processors to keep the sector alive under...