Statements

Joint Statement on alleged “dual quality” of food products

(Brussels, 13 September 2017) In his State of the Union address, Commission President Juncker said he "cannot accept inferior food for consumers" in certain markets - we fully agree. Practices which are not in line with existing EU legislation, if any, should be clearly addressed. We therefore welcome the Commission's commitment to improve and harmonise testing methodologies and we look forward to the establishment of a multi-stakeholder dialogue to assess and address the perceptions that exist in some Member States.

Joint statement on EU-Japan trade agreement

(Brussels, 6 July 2017) Copa and Cogeca, CELCAA and FoodDrinkEurope welcome the announcement made at today´s EU-Japan Summit on the ‘in principle’ agreement of an EU-Japan trade agreement, saying that an ambitious trade deal will have a significant positive impact on both economies. For the European agri-food chain, an ambitious deal means both a comprehensive reduction of import tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade such as SPS barriers, and the meaningful translation into enhanced market access and trade conditions.

FoodDrinkEurope-EFFAT statement on CAP

(Brussels, 5 July 2017) Why the CAP matters for the social partners in the food and drink industry: facilitate sustainable growth and employment

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