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EU risks fresh trade rows over GI status for ‘halloumi’ cheese

The European Commission has risked complicating its ongoing free trade agreement negotiations with Australia and New Zealand by authorising a Cypriot cheese speciality as a new geographical indication. This  move also opens up a new potential area of conflict in its relationship with the United Kingdom.

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EU, UK join WTO group pledging fight against food export curbs

The European Union has joined with 23 other World Trade Organization members in pledging not to impose food export bans in response to the crisis in food distribution which the COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed in some sectors. The commitment was issued in the form of a WTO joint statement, coordinated …

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EU exports of GI food products booming – but is its trade policy helping?

The European Union has boosted its exports of food and drink products with protected geographical indications by 62% over the last seven years, according to a new European Commission report. The study sheds some interesting light on the political and commercial drivers behind the EU’s controversial policies on GIs and …