The Commission publishes an overview of EU imports of organic products as well as key developments compared to 2019.
Following an evaluation, the Commission is now reviewing the EU marketing standards for agricultural products.
The first two months of 2021 saw an increase in the EU’s agri-food trade surplus, striking a positive note amidst a challenging trade environment.
The CAP has helped reduce GHG emissions. Still, better targeting of CAP support would increase efficiency.
The Commission published an evaluation of the CAP’s impact on viable food production.
Although COVID-19 and Brexit impacted both export and import values, January 2021 saw the EU record a slight increase in its agri-food trade surplus.
Flexibilities include the use of alternative sources of evidence, leeway for timing requirements and a reduction of on-the-spot checks.
The Directive, adopted in April 2019, bans 16 unfair trading practices at EU level, aiming at protecting European farmers and small suppliers.
The new rules pave the way to the new CAP and simplify the supported activities for producer organisations in the fruit and vegetable sector.