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July 31, 2019
The unprecedented heatwave in June across much of the European Union attracted attention to the outlook for the MY2019/20 EU28 grain crop.
March 8, 2019
Since its European Union (EU) accession in 2004, Lithuania has consistently harmonized its domestic laws with EU food and agricultural regulations and standards.
July 27, 2018
On July 25, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgment that organisms created through many newer genome editing techniques are to be regulated....
July 10, 2018
On June 14, 2018, an agreement on the successor to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) was reached for 2021-2030.
June 4, 2018
The EU Council formally adopted the text of the new Regulation on organic production and labeling of organic products.
April 2, 2018
On March 12, 2018, the EU alcoholic beverages industry presented a “joint’ self-regulatory proposal on nutrition labeling and ingredients listing to the European Commission.
February 2, 2018
Since its 2004 European Union (EU) accession, Lithuania has consistently changed its regulations to harmonize its national laws with EU food and agricultural regulations and standards.
August 14, 2017
Updated import duties of Euro 5.16 per metric ton are applied on corn, sorghum and rye from August 8, 2017.
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....
January 27, 2017
Since accession into the European Union Lithuania has modified national laws and brought food and agricultural regulations and standards into full concordance with EU regulations and standards.
January 2, 2017
Lithuania as a member of the European Union, applies EU regulatory requirements for import of products of animal or plant origin. The EU has harmonized export certification requirements...
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 23, 2016
Lithuania is the largest poultry meat producer among the Baltic States. In 2015 production of poultry meat amounted to 110,700 MT and was 11 percent higher than in 2014.
November 23, 2016
The restrictions on exports of pork caused by the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) and the continuing effect of the Russian ban on imports of live swine resulted in a four percent decrease...
November 17, 2016
It is estimated that in 2016 milk deliveries in Lithuania will decrease by one percent in comparison to the previous year’s level. The Russian ban and reduced export demand resulted in a drop...
July 26, 2016
The EU grain harvest is now under way in most Member States.
July 11, 2016
Slovakia took over its first ever European Union (EU) Council Presidency on July 1, 2016.
June 7, 2016
Lithuanian grocery sales in 2015 are estimated to have reached the value of U.S. $4.2 billion.
June 1, 2016
Over the next few years Lithuania is expected to continue to achieve solid economic growth.
January 19, 2016
On April 28, 2015, the European Parliament approved the reform of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), which includes a 7 percent cap on food crop based biofuels for the transport sector.