Agri-food chain partners discuss and share best practices on implementation of new EU promotion policy for agri-food products at High Level Seminar October 22, 2015

Celcaa, FoodDrinkEurope, SACAR and Copa and Cogeca held a high-level Seminar in Brussels today to discuss the new EU promotion policy for agri-food products which is entering into force on 1 December 2015. Press release is available here.


The Seminar brought together over 160 participants from across the agri-food chain with high-level presentations from the EU Commission and the Consumer, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) showing how the new policy will work in practice. Successful examples of past programmes were also presented, showing, for instance, how to best promote potatoes, lamb, flowers, meat and dairy products on the domestic and non-EU country markets. New ways of communicating messages through social media and relevant marketing tactics were also explored. The Seminar marked the first step in building a dynamic, professional network to encourage the preparation of multi-country promotion programmes in the future.


CELCAA, the European Umbrella of the trade in agri-food and agri-commodities products welcomes the provisional application as it will increase market access for many EU agri-food products, protect the European GIs and provides a fast track process for SPS issues.
See the press release here and the infographic here.