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Canada-EU beef trade deal not working as well as hoped
European health standards too costly and complicated for Albertan beef exporters.
Science on safety of chlorinated chicken ’misunderstood’
Government’s assurances that there are no health problems are misleading, say food policy experts.
CETA raises questions over transparency of meat labelling
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.
Trade agreement between Brazil and United States will not include free-trade
Officials participating in the negotiations say the deal not only involves taxes, but also non-tariff and investment issues.
New NAFTA limits labeling for food and workplace chemicals
A major focus throughout the agreement is an obvious effort to limit information provided to consumers and workers about food ingredients and nutrition, as well as the chemicals used in agriculture, consumer products and workplaces.
Why the new US-EU trade talks may be doomed before they even start
That’s in part because of a long-running catch 22: the US won’t contemplate a deal that doesn’t include agricultural goods, and the EU, keen to protect its own farmers and maintain food standards, refuses to allow a deal that does include them.
C’est bon: French politicians check out Alberta cattle ranch
Bringing European officials to cattle country is part of a multi-pronged effort to sell beef to the EU.
Food standards on the menu at US-EU talks
The US negotiating objectives clearly intend to cover agriculture broadly. One of the trade negotiation mandates adopted by the EU addresses domestic regulatory changes which does not exclude agriculture.
UK will be forced to accept US food standards in a Brexit trade deal with Trump, warns former trade chief
The UK will be forced to accept US demands for the UK to change its food safety standards if it enters into a post-Brexit trade deal with the Trump administration
Sacu, Mozambique fail to reach agreement to cushion Brexit impact
Issue with “cumulation,” which relates to certificates of origin required by exporters to both regions and differences in relation to timeframes for the continued recognition of sanitary and phytosanitary import requirements are not resolved.
US ambassador defends farming record on chicken and beef
The UK should accept American meat as part of a post-Brexit trade deal, says US ambassador to the UK .
Concern over food safety as US seeks greater access to UK markets
US sets out aims for post-Brexit trade deal amid fears about chicken and beef standards.
USDA to send trade mission in April
The US has long criticized Taiwan’s zero-tolerance policy regarding meat product imports and views Taiwan’s ractopamine ban as a trade barrier.
Agribusiness’s secretive plans to unravel food safety and worker protections
Little-known council linked to NAFTA subverts public safety to free trade.
US agribusiness lobby calls on Trump to target UK food and environment rules in Brexit trade deal
American negotiators urged to push the UK into scrapping regulations on pesticides, genetically-modified crops, and the production of chicken and meat products
Post-Brexit US trade deal risk to food safety, says ex-environment minister
Lord Deben believes the British public will not accept lower standards of animal welfare.
EU-US engagement on regulatory issues
Leaked from the European Commission
Five red flags for food, farming and fair trade under the UK’s new Brexit plan
“Brexit” presents a number of significant risks to the future of sustainable food and agriculture in both the UK and the EU.
UK-India trade review calls for flexibility on food standards and chemical rules
Confidential document details complaints over EU rules on imports such as rice and paneer ahead of prospective post-Brexit trade talks.
Australia’s ’hormone beef’ not to Brexit Britain’s taste: report
One of Australia’s supposed key demands for a free trade deal with the UK – their agreeing to buy our hormone-treated beef – is “almost impossible” for the UK to agree to, according to a new report by an anti-Brexit think tank.