About: agri-food trade

Agrifood 08-06-2022

Keep calm and carry on trading: Von der Leyen urges solidarity to fix food crisis

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has called for global solidarity to cope with food insecurity caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, urging states to keep trade open while pledging EU support for the most vulnerable countries.
Agrifood 14-03-2022

Italy, Slovakia call to rethink CAP in light of Ukraine war

Slovakia and Italy have called for adjusting the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), including a policy postponement and a reconsideration of the EU's green ambitions amid fears of food insecurity caused by the war in Ukraine.
Agrifood 10-03-2022

Commission reaffirms commitment to EU’s green goals in first food security meeting

The European Commission stood firm in its resolve to forge ahead with the EU’s sustainable food goals in the first expert meeting on food security this week, despite growing fears around food shortages caused by the war in Ukraine.
Agrifood 07-03-2022

Ukraine halts export of key foodstuffs as concerns mount over EU food security

Ukraine's government has introduced export licensing of key foodstuffs including wheat, corn, poultry meat, and sunflower oil according to the Ukrainian news agency, Interfax Ukraine, as EU farmers sound the alarm over food security across the bloc.
Agrifood 23-02-2022

Agriculture ministers stumped over details on deforestation-free imports

Member states are divided on the details of a proposal designed to prevent imports into Europe linked with deforestation, despite a concerted push from the French, who have placed the file as a top priority during its rotating EU presidency.
Agrifood 18-01-2022

Commissioner: Belarus food import embargo ‘weapon’ as part of hybrid attack on EU

EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski has branded the food import embargo instated by Belarus a ‘weapon’ that is part of a hybrid attack against the EU and vowed to support the member states most impacted by the restrictions.
Agrifood 16-06-2021

EU agrifood sector rejoices at five-year trade truce with US

Agri-food stakeholders and policymakers have welcomed the extension of the retaliatory tariff reprieve with the United States for another five years, as well as the steps taken to end the civil aircraft dispute that has disproportionately affected the sector.