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US and Australia meet to review bilateral FTA
Officials from the United States and Australia held a meeting of the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement Joint Committee to review the implementation of the FTA.
UK demands secrecy in Brexit trade talks with US
The British Government has demanded total secrecy in its free trade talks with the US for a post-Brexit deal.
Gove: UK would not compromise with US on food standards
Environment secretary sets up possible clash in future US trade talks over retaining EU regulations post-Brexit.
EU-Mercosur FTA: draft chapters (July 2017)
8 draft chapters, as leaked by Greenpeace
Research on the impacts of the EU-Mercosur trade negotiations
Analysis of draft texts, especially the chapters on goods, SPS, TBT and government procurement.
Trump adviser Ross says UK-US trade deal will mean scrapping EU rules
Commerce secretary’s comments suggest Britain will have to accept chlorinated chicken in post-Brexit agreement.
Canadian pork producers one step closer to exporting to EU following CETA
Focus now turns to getting EU to approve antimicrobial interventions used in Canada to enhance food safety.
South Africa fails to exploit free trade agreement access to massive EU market
So-called SPS – Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary – issues identified as the main culprit. "Sometimes ostensible SPS issues were in fact disguised trade protectionism," said South Africa Trade Minister.
France seeks food safety inclusion in EU-Mercosur deal - envoy
France will propose changing the European Commission’s mandate to negotiate a trade deal with South America’s Mercosur bloc to include food safety provisions.
EU and Canada settle cattle battle at the WTO
The settlement of the dispute at the WTO, which began in 1996, was facilitated by a liberalization of trade under the EU/Canada Comprehensive Economic and Free Trade Agreement (CETA).
Indonesia in sugar, pesticide deal
Indonesia will lower the tariff on our sugar exports. In exchange for the sugar deal Australia will eliminate import duties on Indonesian herbicides and pesticides.
CETA’s bitter taste for European food and agriculture
CETA stealthily packages several controversial elements that leave a bitter taste for European food and agriculture.
US examines food standards
The United States, one of the Cambodia’s key trading partners, is going to assess sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards in Cambodia, opening up the opportunity for Cambodian agricultural products to be exported to the US.
Food is at the center of US-UK trade concerns
Since it has been a member of the European Union, Britain has ratcheted up its standards. There’s a Europeanization of culinary culture. And we’re going to see whether it becomes the McDonaldization of culture.
The return of the chlorinated chicken
Britain’s international trade minister who wants to stitch up a deal with the US thinks that the ‘chlorinated chicken’ debate is an insignificant detail and the latest example of unpatriotic treachery by a hostile media.
UK will not accept chlorinated chicken to secure US trade deal - minister
"We are not going to dilute our high animal welfare standards or our high environmental standards in pursuit of any trade deal", the environment minister Michael Gove said after his trade counterpart Liam Fox was criticised for dismissing the issue
UK’s animal welfare standards ’threatened by post-Brexit trade deals’
House of Lords report warns farmers will be pressured by imports from countries that use cheaper methods to produce food
Ceta and pesticides: A citizens’ rights issue
The EU will soon be forced to choose between honouring its trade commitments and abiding by the law on public access to environmental information.
Report: CETA threatens European Union pesticide protections
A new report warns that the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) would weaken EU pesticide protections and increase human and environmental exposure to dangerous pesticides.