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Articles Tagged ‘tariffs’

Concern about US focus on EU farm supports

 

Vice-president of the European Parliament and MEP, Mairead McGuinness, has voiced concern over US tariffs on European food exports, following the imposition of a 17 per cent customs duty on Spanish olives in recent days. Ms McGuinness, who is a member of the Parliament's Agriculture Committee, voted in favour of a parliamentary resolution urging the Commission to investigate the issue and react appropriately.

Concerns expressed over Mercusor trade deal

 

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has expressed concern about a Mercusor trade deal that could seriously disadvantage the Irish and European beef sector. Minister Creed was speaking at a meeting of the European Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers meeting.

Post-Brexit agri-food sector discussed at all-island civic dialogue

 

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, and Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew Doyle, have hosted an all-island civic dialogue to discuss the implications of Brexit for the agri-food sector. Following on from earlier dialogues, which examined issues related to the beef, dairy, sheep, pigs, poultry and fisheries sectors, the event considered the implications for the forestry, prepared consumer foods, horticulture and cereals/animal-feed sectors.