TRADE - 6 February 2019

Options to avoid a brutal crisis in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Brussels, 6thFebruary 2019   As the Brexit date of 29thMarch is fast approaching without a clear prospect of an orderly exit deal, the worst case scenario of a no-deal Brexit is becoming ever more likely. Although an agreement is still possible and highly desirable, the political stalemate around the apparently intractable issue of the “backstop”, […]

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TRADE - 20 December 2018

A NEW US FARM BILL IN SHARP CONTRAST WITH THE NEW CAP PROPOSALS

The US Congress adopted a new 5-year Farm Bill that enhances the commodity programs and crop insurance tools previously available to US farmers, in a sharp contrast to the European Commission CAP proposals that drastically cut the budget and support to EU farmers. The new US Farm Bill increases support across the board. It increases […]

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GROWTH - 9 October 2018

BREXIT AND TRADE NEGOTIATIONS A PERFECT STORM TAKING SHAPE

 I – BREXIT Brexit has been a top issue of every Global Food Forum. The paper circulated last year for discussion started by stating that “The political shock of Brexit has yet to be translated in actual economic and commercial terms, but the clock is already ticking”. The clock has moved on and Brexit is […]

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TRADE - 22 December 2017

BREXIT: A MOMENTEOUS CHALLENGE FOR THE EU AGRI-FOOD SECTOR

October 2017. The political shock of Brexit has yet to be translated in actual economic and commercial terms, but the clock is already ticking. End March the UK notified its intention to withdraw from the EU, opening up the two-year period for negotiating the terms of the withdrawal and the terms of the future EU-UK […]

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Our Work - 26 April 2017

BREXIT AND TRADE: A DOUBLE CHALLENGE

The political shock of Brexit has yet to be translated in actual economic and commercial terms. The uncertainty as to which will be future model of the trade relationships between the EU and the UK is still paramount. Will we see a hard or a soft Brexit? To which degree will the UK retain access […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 21 March 2017

Forging a new ambition for the EU’s suckler herd

The European beef sector is one of the most important agri-food sectors in Europe. It is characterized by great diversity and it is at the foundation of the economic fabric of many rural areas across the European Union. It provides a great number of jobs at each step of the value chain, from the farm […]

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