New Agri-Food Chain Coalition calls for stronger EU policy focus on innovation, jobs, sustainability at European Parliament, on 23rd September 2014 September 24, 2014

The group presented the vision to MEPs at reception in European Parliament on 23 September 2014. See the press release. The Document "Food for Thoughts - a vision for unlocking the potential pf agriculture and the food industry in the EU" is available 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