Growth in agricultural production, especially in Africa, could mean global food prices stay flat or even decrease in the next decade, a WTO event to mark the organisation’s 20-year anniversary heard.

TPP Agreement: Interactive dashboard of confirmed agri-food market access offers

The announcement this week that the 12 countries involved in talks over a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have come to an agreement is expected to have far-reaching consequences when it comes to global trade in...

Commission extends ASF protection measures to 2019

With no sign of a let-up in problems caused by African Swine Fever (ASF), the Commission has extended measures aimed at preventing more cases of the disease reaching EU territory from neighbouring countries.

Slowdown in EU milk price decline in September – MMO

Estimates of EU average farm gate milk prices in August and September show a slowdown in price decline, according to the European Commission’s Milk Market Observatory (MMO).

Switzerland plans COOL in EU harmonisation package

Switzerland is planning to introduce country of origin labelling as part of a package designed to harmonise Swiss legislation with the EU, its main trading partner.

Canada details TPP market access offers for agri-food products

Canada will offer additional market access for all of its supply-managed products of dairy, poultry and eggs by creating new tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

TPP deal puts pressure on Commission to respond

The recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could have serious implications for the EU’s global competitiveness in trade, with the European Co...

Commission presents new EU forest strategy implementation plans

The European Commission has put out a new implementation ‘strategy’ that aims to “update the challenges” faced by the bloc’s forest sector up until 20...

Poland moves up EU beef export rankings

Poland’s ability to supply competitively priced meat saw it overtake Germany as an exporter of beef in the first half of this year – and if progress c...

EU wine production up 2.9% in 2015

Wine production in the EU in 2015 rose by 2.9% year-on-year to sit at 170.765 million hectoliters (hl), the European Commission has shown.

Court upholds rejection of Halloumi trademark - PDO imminent

An EU court has dismissed an appeal by Cyprus against the denial of the registration of ‘Halloumi’ as an EU trademark – but the famous cheese is on th...

GM cultivation ban: 19 member states restrict GMOs on their territory

A total of 19 member states have informed the European Commission of their intention to ban the cultivation of already-authorised or pending genetical...

Commission establishes agricultural markets 'task force’

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan will establish a so-called ‘agricultural markets task force’, which aims to monitor the difficult market situat...

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Updated: TPP has potential to define global trade in 21st Century

Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement have ironed out their differences and reached an agreement in what could prove to be a historic accord...

Five things you need to know this week... October 2

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CAP P2 plans for Corsica, Italian region Liguria adopted

The 2014-2020 CAP rural development programmes (RDPs) of Corsica and Italy’s Liguria region have been formally approved by the European Commission – with both focusing on boosting farm competitiveness...

Updated CAP Monitor looks at the changes coming for 2014-2020

CAP Monitor is now fully revised and updated, offering a full section-by-section guide to the new CAP for 2014-2020

Trade Focus: Wheat rally confounds the bears – for now

US and EU wheat futures edged up to new seven-week highs last week as the USDA fed bulls, already gorged on CIS dry weather news and a much lower than expected US crop estimate for 2015 – nearly 2.3 m...

Anivax turns to EU with campylobacter vaccine

US firm Anivax plans to file its campylobacter vaccine for EU regulatory approval before the end of the year.

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