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EU-28: Biofuel Mandates in the EU by Member State in 2019
July 4, 2019
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 2019.
EU-28: EU Sets Limit for Trans Fats
May 29, 2019
In April 2019, the European Union set a limit for trans fats in food products, excluding trans fats naturally occurring in fat of animal origin.
EU-28: EU High Court Rules CETA’s International Dispute Settlement Is Legal
May 29, 2019
On April 30, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) delivered its opinion confirming that the investors’ dispute settlement mechanism in the EU-Canada free trade agreement....
EU-28: EU Adopts New Directive on Unfair Trading Practices
March 21, 2019
On March 12, 2019, the European Parliament formally adopted the new EU Directive on Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain.
Japan: Japan Revises Beef and Pork Safeguards After Japan-EU EPA
March 12, 2019
On January 31, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Finance revised the beef and pork safeguard trigger volumes to reflect the entry into force of a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union....
EU-28: Commission Briefing on New Origin Labeling Rules
July 10, 2018
The European Commission published Implementing Regulation 2018/775 setting out Country of Origin Labeling rules for the primary ingredient in prepacked foods.
EU-28: EU Reaches a Political Agreement on Renewable Energy
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).
EU-28: Biofuel Mandates in the EU by Member State in 2018
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.
EU-28: New Data Protection Rules Enter Into Force in the EU
May 29, 2018
On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force in the European Union.
Belgium EU-28: EC Tackles Dual Quality of Foodstuff in the EU
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....
EU-28: EU Proposes to Regulate Unfair Practices in the Food Supply Chain
April 18, 2018
On April 12, 2018, the European Commission published a proposal for a Directive on unfair trading practices in the food supply chain.
Japan-EU Trade Agreement Threatens U.S. Pork Exports to Japan
April 17, 2018
On December 8, 2017, Japan and the European Union (EU) announced the finalization of negotiations on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
EU-28: Commission Launches Consultation on U.S. Steel Tariff Hike
March 22, 2018
EU Trade Commissioner Malmstrom has asserted that the EU should be excluded from additional tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum scheduled to be applied from March 23, 2018.
EU-28: EU Prepares to Join Lisbon Agreement on Geographical Indications
February 9, 2018
In December 2017, the European Commission published a "roadmap" outlining its intention to prepare legal acts needed for EU accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement....
EU-28: European Union Increases Budget to Promote Agri-Food Products Global
January 31, 2018
The European Commission published a call for proposals for promoting European agricultural products within the EU and around the world, with a special focus on promoting EU geographical....
EU-28: European Commission Publishes Draft Rules on Dual COOL
January 15, 2018
On January 4, 2018, the European Commission published draft rules on how a food product must be labeled when the country of origin indicated on the label is different from that of its main ingredient.
EU-28: Priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency
January 1, 2018
On January 1, 2018, Bulgaria took over the rotating EU Presidency. This report provides an overview of the Bulgarian Presidency's priorities for the next six months (January - June 2018).
EU-28: EU Launches New Online Register to Track Delegated Acts
December 26, 2017
On December 13, 2017, the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament launched a joint online register of "delegated acts".
EU-28: EU-Japan Finalize Economic Partnership Agreement
December 19, 2017
On December 8, 2017, the European Union and Japan announced the conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
EU-28: EU Registers Cheese with a Codex Standard as a PGI
October 30, 2017
On October 19, 2017, the European Commission published Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/1901 on the registration of “Danbo” cheese as an EU protected geographical indication....
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