food safety | sanitary and phytosanitary standards
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.
Officials participating in the negotiations say the deal not only involves taxes, but also non-tariff and investment issues.
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.
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.
Bringing European officials to cattle country is part of a multi-pronged effort to sell beef to the EU.
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.
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
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.
The UK should accept American meat as part of a post-Brexit trade deal, says US ambassador to the UK .
US sets out aims for post-Brexit trade deal amid fears about chicken and beef standards.
The US has long criticized Taiwan’s zero-tolerance policy regarding meat product imports and views Taiwan’s ractopamine ban as a trade barrier.
Little-known council linked to NAFTA subverts public safety to free trade.
American negotiators urged to push the UK into scrapping regulations on pesticides, genetically-modified crops, and the production of chicken and meat products
Lord Deben believes the British public will not accept lower standards of animal welfare.
Leaked from the European Commission
“Brexit” presents a number of significant risks to the future of sustainable food and agriculture in both the UK and the EU.