CELCAA welcomes the announced upgrading of the EU - Mexico Free Trade Agreement May 11, 2015

EU Trade Commissioner C. Malmström and EU Mexican Secretary for Economy Ms. Villarreal have announced on 11th May 2015 the upgrading of the EU - Mexico Free Trade Agreement. CELCAA is pleased to see this step forward and calls on the negotiators to reduce tariff peaks that impede promotion of EU agricultural exports to Mexico, as well as the SPS barriers impacting EU exports.

CELCAA Secretary-General, Pascale Rouhier, said “From the start, the EU agri-food chain has been a strong supporter of an ambitious EU-Japan FTA. I hope that expectations from the sector will be met in terms of tariffs elimination, and the removal of non-tariff barriers impacting EU exports. We also welcome the fact that Japan has agreed to recognise the EU system of Geographical Indications (GIs) to protect our agri-food products from imitations. Such a deal could result in a significant increase in our exports of high-value added products to Japan”.

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