food safety | sanitary and phytosanitary standards
The mostly poultry state congressmen outlined the trade barriers U.S. producers currently face and called for the inclusion of US poultry products in any new US-UK trade agreement.
Some of the most controversial issues include chlorinated chicken, potassium bromate and hormones.
The European Union is prepared to lower barriers for US agricultural goods such as GMOs as part of a mini trade deal, but don’t expect bigger concessions like cutting tariffs or changing EU laws, an EU official said.
Most people are worried about meat quality standards being lowered in a future trade deal with the United States, a new survey suggests.
US trade negotiators, Agriculture Secretary, and American farm interests have all been crystal clear: the precautionary principle must go, and now is the time to finally axe it.
It is time for America and Europe to embrace innovation and technology in a safe, sustainable agriculture, says US Secretary of Agriculture.
Clause in negotiating mandate for Michel Barnier will create hurdle to US-UK deal.
The US is troubled by the EU’s non-tariff barriers that impede the use of modern agricultural tools and technologies such as biotechnology, veterinary drugs and pathogen reduction treatments.
New documents reveal that Canadian regulators have been using the agreement to weaken European food safety regulations.
A scaled-down deal could include European apples and pears, US seafood, and food safety standards.
A group of EU member states are unhappy about the lack of information from the European Commission on the trade talks with the US and have expressed their “nervousness” about what could be in the deal.
The changes joint committees are allowed to make to the CETA-text are in effect very far-reaching and at the same time binding, so they take up the role of legislator.
Concerns that a previous EU-US trade deal was anti-democratic and would lower food safety, labour and environmental standards resulted in in mass protests in Germany, Austria and France in 2015.
In Canada, farmers criticise the non-tariff barriers imposed by the EU and say the win-win deal that was promised is taking too long to materialise.
Britain is the United States’ closest ally but their long friendship may be sorely tested as the two countries try to forge a new trade agreement.
US chicken imports offend British sanitary sensibilities. Not just for the safety of people who ingest it, but mainly because the process compensates for less stringent health standards.
Internal ministerial briefing for Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers warns post-Brexit trade agreements could ‘irreparably damage’ environment and public health.
European health standards too costly and complicated for Albertan beef exporters.
Government’s assurances that there are no health problems are misleading, say food policy experts.
CETA raises many questions and it is up to food businesses to comply with various requirements, in order to highlight their products and provide accurate information.