SACAR joins CELCAA as a new member of the EU agri-food trade community April 07, 2016

Early 2016, CELCAA Board welcomed SACAR, the Joint Secretariat of Freshfel, Europatat, Assuc, Union Fleur and Frucom, as a new member. The European Agricultural trading community is reinforcing its membership in view to strengthen the voice of the European trade in the EU arena.

Paul Rooke, President of CELCAA: ‘I am delighted to announced that SACAR has joint CELCAA as a new member. CELCAA now embraces all sectors of the agri-food trade, from the trade in cereals and agro-food supply, dairy, meat, egg products, wine, to fresh fruit and vegetables, sugar and flowers. We look forward to our collaboration to support the role of the trade to the EU institutions and stakeholders’. 

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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