Statements

Joint Statement: Call for Swift Ratification of the EU-Japan EPA

(Brussels, 12 October 2018) The European business organisations, signatories of this statement, hereby reiterate their strong support for the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), and call on the European Parliament to proceed with a swift ratification process, following the signature of the Agreement on 17 July 2018. This will allow both businesses and consumers as a whole to reap the benefits of this modern, comprehensive and balanced Agreement.

EU Parliament moves to ban UTPs in the food supply chain

(Brussels, 01 October 2018) The EU Parliament Agriculture Committee voted with an overwhelming majority for a fair food supply chain benefiting all actors and consumers. This historic vote is welcomed by the entire European food supply chain as a key step towards ensuring fairness and certainty for all. The legislation guarantees that agreed contracts between farmers, producers and retailers are respected and that no party can apply Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs).

FoodDrinkEurope welcomes adoption of UN political declaration on NCDs

(New York, 27 September 2018) FoodDrinkEurope, the European food and drink manufacturers organisation, welcomes today’s adoption by world leaders of the political declaration [1] at the Third High Level Meeting on the prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), as part of this week’s General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) in New York.

UTPs: EP support for a fair and well-functioning food supply chain

(Brussels, 24 September 2018) The 11 million farmers and 293.000 food producers of Europe welcome today’s vote by Members of the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on the UTPs Directive as a clear step towards ensuring a fair and well-functioning food supply chain in Europe.

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