Trade contribution to EU agricultural sector growth endorsed by high level EU decision-makers at a round table organised by CELCAA on 21st April 2015 at the European Parliament April 22, 2015

Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan; Cabinet Deputy Head of Commissioner for Trade Miguel Ceballos Baron and Members of European Parliament acknowledged the crucial role played by the trade in the agricultural sector in the EU, in an event hosted by MEP Schaake and organised by CELCAA on 21st April 2015. 

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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