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Canadian beef sector marks five years of CETA
The Canadian Cattle Association representatives visited Brussels to discuss solutions to address the regulatory obstacles.
CETA: An attack on health, the environment, consumer protection and democracy
The trade agreement disempowers the European Parliament and strengthens the influence of corporations.
CETA still not fully delivering
The Canadian agriculture sector wants the federal government to make progress on removing technical barriers, five years after the deal was signed.
Agricultural trade and standards within the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF)
Within the trade pillar, it seems very likely that discussions on agriculture will focus on market access and the non-tariff issues, such as Technical Barriers to Trade and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.
Activists warn about pesticide use on Indian farms as FTA deadline looms
The UK government should ensure any free trade agreement with agriculture giant India does not allow pesticide-tainted food to be exported to the UK, activists have said.
Beef emerging as sticking point in free trade talks between Canada and Britain
A potential clash over hormone-treated Canadian beef is emerging as a sticking point as free trade talks between Canada and Britain formally begin.
UK will be told to lift ban on hormone-treated beef to join key trade bloc, leaked memo suggests
Canada asked some probing questions and stated this will be an important issue for Canada in judging the UK’s compliance with CPTPP.
New US pork rules a boon to farmers
Lawmakers are concerned about the consequences for Taiwan’s bid to join the CPTPP if people vote to ban the import of pork products containing ractopamine residue in a referendum on Dec. 18.
What EU’s farm-to-fork strategy will mean for SA agriculture
The European Union’s (EU) Farm-to-Fork Strategy is set to be implemented in 2022 and will come with an additional layer of regulations.
SPS rules still hold back agri exports
The Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) has been signed, trading appreciably more agricultural wares will not be possible without first tackling some of the remaining non-tariff barriers, especially those concerning sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) rules.
Farm antibiotics use and new trade deals
Concerns about excessive use of antibiotics in the Australian poultry and livestock sectors has prompted an alliance of UK medical, environmental and animal welfare organisations.
US accuses Mexico of violating trade deal
Mexican president announced last year that the country plans to ban genetically modified corn and the use of glyphosate
EU exports of banned pesticides fuelling death & destruction in Mercosur
The EU has exported 7000 tonnes of deadly pesticides – banned domestically – to Mercosur countries in 2018-2019, a study published by the Left group in the European Parliament has found.
UK-Australia trade deal could mean children and patients eating meat reared in ways illegal in UK, warn experts
‘It would be grossly hypocritical for the government to allow unsustainable meat to be served in schools and hospitals,’ say critics
Rehabilitating protection and resituating trade agreements
Recent calls for the US to launch a trade dispute over Mexico’s proposed decree to ban glyphosate and the planting and importation of GM corn mischaracterize the science on glyphosate, the decree and the role of US trade policy.
Stopping the race to the bottom in trade policy
Agribusiness giant Bayer/Monsanto claims that Mexico’s proposed restrictions on the active ingredient in its Roundup herbicide violate the country’s trade agreement with the US.
Brazil and Britain sign "Poison Memorandum"
Brazil and the United Kingdom created a joint committee to facilitate the relationship in agribusiness.
Revealed: Monsanto owner and US officials pressured Mexico to drop glyphosate ban
Internal USTR communications lay out how the agrochemical industry is “pushing” for the US to fold this issue into the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
The EU-Mercosur agreement: increasing pesticide use and GMOs, and undermining healthy food production and standards
The EU-Mercosur agreement is inconsistent with the EU’s recently announced Farm-to-Fork Strategy, which aims to dramatically reduce pesticide use and completely ban any residue on food of pesticides not registered for use in the EU.
It’s not just chlorinated chickens: there’s still nothing appetising about a UK-US trade deal
How America’s low-welfare standards could wreck the UK’s farming and food industry.