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    Sheepmeat and goatmeat - Agriculture and rural development

    08 Apr 2015 -
    Agriculture and rural development Language en Sheep and goats Sheep and goats Sheepmeat and goatmeat The European Union is far from being self-sufficient in the sheepmeat and goatmeat sector and imports considerable quantities, mainly from New Zeeland and Australia Sheepmeat and goatmeat belong to the products covered by the Single Common Market Organisation. With around 98 million heads in 2013 (December
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    The end of milk quotas - Agriculture and rural development

    07 Apr 2015 -
    Agriculture and rural development Language en The end of milk quotas The end of milk quotas The end of milk quotas On 31 March 2015 the EU milk quota regime has come to an end . On this page you find a selection of relevant information around this event. 26/03/2015: Press conference on "A new CAP for more growth: the end of milk quotas": Opening remarks by Commissioner Phil Hogan:  [125 KB]       Q
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    Pigmeat - Agriculture and rural development

    16 Mar 2015 -
    Agriculture and rural development Language en Pigmeat Pigmeat Pigmeat The EU is the worlds second biggest producer of pigmeat and the biggest exporter. Pigmeat belongs to the products covered by the Single Common Market Organisation. With 152 million pigs and a yearly production of about 23 million t carcass weight the EU is the worlds second biggest producer of pigmeat after China and also the biggest
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    Beef and veal - Agriculture and rural development

    30 Jan 2015 -
    Agriculture and rural development Language en Beef and veal Beef and veal Beef and veal Beef and veal belong to the products covered by the Single Common Market Organisation which provides market instruments to stabilize the sector when needed. With a herd of around 86 million heads in 2011 and a total yearly production of about 7,9 million tonnes of beef, in 2011 the EU had a self sufficiency of a
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    Potatoes - Agriculture and rural development

    30 Jan 2015 -
    Agriculture and rural development Language en Potatoes Potatoes Potatoes Potatoes for human consumption belong to the most competitive segments of EU agriculture. In 2007, with the share of 19,3%, the EU-27 was the second largest producer of potatoes in the World (China occupying the first place). Despite the relative and absolute decline in production observed over the recent years, which was mainly
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    Bananas other than plantains - Agriculture and rural developmen...

    30 Jan 2015 -
    Agriculture and rural development Language en Bananas Bananas Bananas other than plantains The banana sector is integrated in the Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets. Since 1 January 2006 the European Union applies a new "Tariff-Only" import regime, with a tariff of 176 Euros per tonne for bananas imported from third countries enjoying Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status - mainly in Latin America.
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    Hops - Agriculture and rural development

    30 Jan 2015 -
    Agriculture and rural development Language en Hops Hops As far as the common organisation of the market (COM) is concerned, the word 'hops' covers the following 3 groups of products: hop cones, fresh or dried (CN 1210 10) hops in the form of powder or pellets (CN 1210 20) hop extracts (CN 1302 13).   Legal basis The common organisation of the market (Regulation (EC) No 1308/2013) sets out the main
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    Expert Group on Agricultural Commodity Derivatives and Spot Mar...

    17 Feb 2015 -
    Agriculture and rural development Language en . Agricultural commodity expert group Cereals, oilseeds and protein crops, rice Expert Group on Agricultural Commodity Derivatives and Spot Markets In 2012 the European Commission's Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development set up an Expert Group on Agricultural Commodity Derivatives and Spot Markets. The members of the Expert Group represent
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    Milk and milk products: Background documents - Agriculture and ...

    30 Jan 2015 -
    Agriculture and rural development Language en Background documents Milk and milk products Milk and milk products: Background documents Joint meetings of the Management Committee and the Advisory Group on Milk: Presentations Joint meeting on 12/12/2012 [941 KB] (GIRA) [860 KB] (Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) [2 MB] (Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment) [1013 KB
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    A short history of milk quotas - Agriculture and rural developm...

    25 Mar 2015 -
    Agriculture and rural development Language en History The end of milk quotas A short history of milk quotas 1970s and 1980s The system of guaranteed prices at a level well above world market prices leads to a structural surplus, with the European Commission obliged to buy in large volume of butter and Skimmed Milk Powder into public intervention. On occasions these "mountains" exceeded 1 million tonnes