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First Vietnamese passionfruit set sail for European shores

First Vietnamese passionfruit set sail for European shores

Published on Sep 23rd, 2020

 

The recently signed EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is already bearing fruit, with Vietnam dispatching its first shipment of passionfruit to Europe. As Nhan Dan Online reports, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) announced on 16 September alongside exporter Dong Giao Foodstuff Export Joint Stock Company that 100 tons of passionfruit were on their way to the Netherlands.

RSA citrus industry limits exports to EU

Apples from Europe at the market of UAE

Apples from Europe at the market of UAE

Published on Sep 14th, 2020
PRESS RELEASE

 

Association of Polish Distributors Fruit and Vegetables "Unia Owocowa" is pleased to announce that the second year of the promotional campaign "The power of taste, vitamins and colors - get to know the quality of Apples from Europe", implementing in the United Arab Emirates, has started. “We hope that it will be a fruitful year both in terms of promotional activities and in terms of a successful harvest of European apples and increasing our exports to the United Arab Emirates.

European Bioplastics criticises biased interpretation of EEA Study on biodegradable and compostable plastics: Consumers do understand value and proper end-of-life of compostable plastics

European Bioplastics criticises biased interpretation of EEA Study on biodegradable and compostable plastics: Consumers do understand value and proper end-of-life of compostable plastics

Published on Sep 10th, 2020

Berlin, 9 September 2020 – In response to the new report “Biodegradable and compostable plastics – challenges and opportunities” by the European Environment Agency (EEA), European Bioplastics (EUBP) highlights the need to acknowledge successful precedents in the deployment of these innovative materials in collaboration with a receptive community of consumers. Unfortunately, several media outlets made use of a biased interpretation of the report to draw a distorted picture of biodegradable and compostable plastics.

Europe readies itself for future food crises

Europe readies itself for future food crises

Published on Sep 08th, 2020
Philippe Binard, Freshfel Europe’s general delegate

 

Over 200 representatives of Europe’s food industry and the public sector gathered for the ESSA (European Sprouted Seeds Association) and Freshfel Europe’s Food Crisis Management Event this week to study previous crises and prepare to respond to future hypothetical scenarios through closer cooperation. 

New European regulation for organics delayed

CGC calls on Madrid and Brussels to work to remove US tariffs

CGC calls on Madrid and Brussels to work to remove US tariffs

Published on Aug 10th, 2020

 

On July 24, Airbus announced that it was denouncing the aid that was declared illegal by the World Trade Organization (WTO). As confirmed shortly after by the European Commission (EC), the Governments of Spain, France and Germany then agreed with the European aeronautical manufacturer to modify the terms of the repayable credits granted to the firm, in order to reflect market conditions and try to settle the trade dispute with the US and with the company from that country, Boeing. 

EU citrus crop shrinks

EU citrus crop shrinks

Published on Jul 21st, 2020

The 2019/20 EU citrus crop is projected to fall, mainly due to unfavourable weather in Spain, according to FAS Madrid data. Fruit quality is estimated to be excellent. Consumption of citrus is predicted to rise in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as consumers look for sources of vitamin C to strengthen the immune system. The higher demand and lower supply pushed up prices in Spain during the first 16 weeks of 2020. EU imports of citrus are expected to grow slightly, mainly from Morocco and South Africa.

Reduced EU lemon crop in 2019/20 despite larger growing area

FruitVegetablesEUROPE asks the EU not to sacrifice the EU Agricultural sector in the negotiations with the UK

FruitVegetablesEUROPE asks the EU not to sacrifice the EU Agricultural sector in the negotiations with the UK

Published on Jul 14th, 2020

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It is imperative and urgent that the EU takes into consideration all productive sectors of the European Union equally: Agriculture, Industry and Services.

"The announced tariffs would make EU exports unfeasible to UK compared to other origins with 0% tariff.

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