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Competition Policy

Agriculture, food and fisheries

Symbolic 1997-1998


EU competition rules apply to all food products at all levels of the food supply chain, from the production of raw agricultural products to grocery retail. For all food products except agricultural products, the same rules apply as for any other sector [ ... ]


The food and drink industry is the EU’s biggest manufacturing sector in terms of jobs and value added [ ... ]


The State aid rules for fisheries and aquaculture are closely related to the Common Fisheries Policy, in particular the rules on support measures financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund [ ... ]