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July 25, 2019
Former Northern Ireland Secretary and Brexit advocate, Theresa Villiers, has been appointed Secretary of State at USDA’s UK counterpart, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs....
June 22, 2018
On June 14, 2018, negotiators from the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission found a political agreement on the next iteration of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II).
June 22, 2018
This report provides an overview on the biofuel use mandates in the various EU-28 member states. It supplements the EU-28 Biofuel Annual Report.
April 25, 2018
On April 11, 2018, the European Commission published a proposal to amend the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive to answer Member States’ demand for tools to tackle dual quality of foodstuff....
December 6, 2017
The United Kingdom’s anticipated exit from the European Union (Brexit) will not change policy or trade in genetically engineered plants or animals in the short to medium term.
September 11, 2017
A shifting political landscape in the EU has led to fears that voting “against” import authorization of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops is becoming perilously close to a new norm.
July 13, 2017
On February 2, 2017, the European Commission launched a consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in order to better understand where the current policy can be simplified....
July 3, 2017
Two studies conducted by Eastern European Members States (MS) have concluded that identically branded food products are being sold with lower quality in Eastern Europe than Western Europe.
April 11, 2017
On March 13, 2017, the European Commission presented its long awaited report examining whether mandatory nutrition labeling requirements should be extended to alcoholic beverages....
April 4, 2017
On March 29, 2017 the United Kingdom (UK) formally triggered its exit process from the European Union (EU). It now has up to two years to negotiate and conclude an agreement with the EU....
March 15, 2017
The European Union’s (EU) dairy market seems to be slowly emerging from its recent “dairy crisis,” when EU farmers were faced with overproduction and the lowest commodity prices since 2009.
March 15, 2017
On Tuesday, February 28, the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) again failed to reach a qualified majority on the proposal on endocrine disruptor (ED) criteria.
December 16, 2016
The EU remains the world's largest wine producer despite lower production levels in 2016 compared to 2015. U.S. exporters should be aware that specific wine labeling rules...
November 3, 2016
The United Kingdom’s anticipated exit from the European Union (Brexit) will not change policy or trade in genetically engineered plants or animals in the short to medium term.
October 25, 2016
The restrictive marketing measures that Ireland wants to introduce for all alcohol products could impact U.S. exports to the EU.
July 11, 2016
Slovakia took over its first ever European Union (EU) Council Presidency on July 1, 2016.
July 21, 2015
Round 10 of T-TIP Negotiations Held in Brussels July 12-17, 2015 ... Opposition at Council over GMO Proposal ... Hogan Speaks at Expo Milan – Agri-Food Chain Coalition Event ...