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European Commission to review regulation of geographical indications 

European Commission to review regulation of geographical indications 

Published on Feb 16th, 2021

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the upcoming revision of the EU’s geographical indications legislation, which was announced as part of the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy. The European Commission aims to strengthen the legislative framework of geographical indication schemes and improve the schemes’ contribution to sustainable production. Interested stakeholders have until April 9, 2021 to respond to the consultation.

EU pear crop rebounds

EU pear crop rebounds

Published on Feb 08th, 2021

The EU’s 2020/21 (July/June) pear output is expected to be up 13% from last year, when production was at a record low, according to a USDA report. Production in Italy, the largest pear producing country in the EU, partly recovered this season due to favourable growing conditions. Similar good weather conditions, in combination with a slightly higher area harvested, also resulted in increased pear production in the Benelux countries. The taste, colour, and storage quality are good.

Slight drop in European apple harvest

Larger EU citrus crop expected

EU to recognise UK organics after Brexit

Russia extends ban on western imports

Russia extends ban on western imports

Published on Nov 30th, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended the country’s embargo on food products from Western countries until the end of 2021. Putin stated that the ban is in place “to defend national interests” and prohibits most food products from nations penalising Moscow. The country has been particularly hit by EU sanctions following the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.

EU imposes retaliatory tariffs on US imports

European Commission invites public contributions to discuss organic future

European Commission invites public contributions to discuss organic future

Published on Oct 12th, 2020
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The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the EU’s future action plan for the development of EU organic production. The action plan will complement the new legal framework for Organic Agriculture (Regulation (EU) 2018/848) that will enter into force on January 1st, 2022.

High European apple prices

High European apple prices

Published on Sep 28th, 2020

 

EU apple prices were well above the 5-year average at the start of the new marketing year on 1st August 2020, due to a smaller crop. The volume of the EU28 crop is expected to be about 10.79 million tons, according to WAPA data. The volume of the new crop is 1% below 2019’s small crop and 7% less than the 5-year reference average.

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