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Draft implementing decision
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19 December 2018 - 16 January 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • Terres Univia, the French Interbranch Association for Vegetable Oils and Proteins (France)
    15 January 2019 Other
    Terres Univia, the French Interbranch Association for Vegetable Oils and Proteins (France)

    The US Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol (US SSAP) is a scheme that certifies the sustainability of soybean production in the United States. The sustainability criteria comply with those set out in Directives 98/70/EC and 2009/28/EC. Indeed, the scheme certifies that soybean is not grown in areas with high biodiversity stakes and high carbon stocks (exclusion of grasslands with high biodiversity, wetlands, forests, peatlands, old...

  • BLEU-BLANC-COEUR Association (France)
    14 January 2019 Business association
    BLEU-BLANC-COEUR Association (France)

    Can we stop the massive import of American Soybean in the EU ? “Yes we can”: an interesting proof of concept. Since more the half a century, Soybean from north and south Americas is the major source of protein for European animal diets while European soils produce mainly cereals. This creates a large range of problems. The gravity of this situation is well known and well described by the whole scientific community. Various fields are...

  • Transport & Environment (Belgium)
    11 January 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Transport & Environment (Belgium)

    The U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol (US SSAP) is used by 95% of US soy farmers and is a national system managed and audited by U.S. Department for Agriculture (USDA). We detail below the reasons why we think the US SSAP does not meet the sustainability criteria of Article 7b(4) and 7b(3) of Directive 98/70/EC (FQD) and Article 17(4) and 17(3) of Directive 2009/28/EC (RED). The analysis below is based on a comparison between the...

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29 January 2019
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