CELCAA revised position on Official Controls of Food and Feed available ! November 24, 2014

While the Working Party at the Council is accelerating its discussions on Official Controls of Food and Feed, the EP has given mandate to the rapporteur to negotiate the EP position in trilogue, CELCAA has updated its position paper. It can be downloaded here

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”.

Press release is available here