September 15, 2014 / Week N° 38

Posts Tagged European Union

EU suspends €125M emergency measures amid fraud suspicions

September 10th, 2014

The European Commission has said its aid scheme designed to support farmers affected by the Russian ban ‘has to be closed due to a disproportionate surge in claims’.

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WAPA releases 2014 pome fruit forecast

August 8th, 2014

Russia’s ban on EU fruit imports has coincided with expectations for a significantly bigger apple crop.

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Ghana responds to EU vegetable ban with blacklist system

August 4th, 2014

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) talks about plans to overcome the EU’s recent vegetable import ban.

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British growers slam proposed EU organic regulation changes

August 1st, 2014

New EU organic certification rules threaten to derail mixed crop farming through a purist approach.

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EU to lighten limits on fosetyl-aluminium

July 23rd, 2014

Nut exporters could reap the fruits of the EU’s plans to raise maximum residue limits for one chemical.

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EU members call for sanctions against Russia

July 22nd, 2014

The EU is looking to put tougher sanctions on Russia in a bid to stop the flow of weapons into the Ukraine.

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European Commission sets new MRL levels for two disinfectants

July 21st, 2014

Fruit and vegetable packers and processors who sell their products in Europe will need to be aware of new rules for quaternary ammonium compounds.

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EU opens comments for pesticide risk assessment

April 2nd, 2014

The European Union will seek to establish its first “harmonized methodology” to assess pesticide risk.

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EU urged to promote fruit and vegetable consumption

December 9th, 2013

With fruit and vegetable consumption declining in Europe, policy makers have been called up to change nutrition policy.

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EU announces ban on South African citrus

November 29th, 2013

After a season of intense debate, the EU has implemented a ban on one of its leading sources of citrus fruit.

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Australian industry backs South African citrus in Europe

November 26th, 2013

The Australian citrus industry has urged the EFSA not to block South African fruit over citrus black spot concerns.

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Colombia: Caldas growers sign avocado export deal

September 12th, 2013

A new Colombian department is ready to jump on the country’s fast-moving Hass avocado export bandwagon.

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U.K. govt rejects European Union conclusions on pesticides, bees

September 11th, 2013

The U.K. government has rejected the science behind an EU neonicotinoid ban but will have to implement it anyway.

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Mexico needs better fruit shipping services, says Cocanmex

August 29th, 2013

Mexico’s Roger Gay discusses a need for better direct access to Europe and the prospects of better tasting irradiated mangoes.

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EU: more black spot interceptions for Argentina than South Africa

August 16th, 2013

More EU interceptions of the controversial citrus black spot disease had been recorded for Argentina than South Africa.

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Europe’s School Fruit Scheme makes big impact on kids and families

July 2nd, 2013

Budget cuts are the order of the day in Europe, but Freshfel is upbeat about a possible rise in funds for the School Fruit Scheme.

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E.U. considers South African citrus import halt, says ambassador

June 11th, 2013

South Africa’s Ambassador to Belgium has publicly raised the issue of European Union protectionism towards his country’s citrus exports.

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European Commission to restrict certain insecticides

April 30th, 2013

A ban on neonicotinoids is set to go ahead in Europe even though a qualified majority was unable to be reached.

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Markets remain uncertain for South African citrus exports

April 24th, 2013

Doubt from the European Union and China has created new questions for South African citrus.

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E.U. and U.K. come to ag policy agreement

March 21st, 2013

The U.K. will now have the right to dictate its environmental farming policy under an agreement with the E.U.

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European produce consumption “stagnating”, Freshfel report shows

March 15th, 2013

European produce consumption has fallen in recent years but some countries have bucked the trend.

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East African farming gets European Union support

March 15th, 2013

The EU has granted US$1.8 million to benefit East African agricultural development.

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European Union considers two-year ban on neonicotinoids

February 1st, 2013

The E.U. may restrict three insecticides on crops that attract honeybees.

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E.U. and Latin America come to historic banana agreement

November 9th, 2012

The E.U. and Latin America were able to end the longest-running dispute in multilateral trading history.

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Brazil suspends citrus exports to E.U.

November 9th, 2012

Disease detection has forced Brazil to cease orange shipments to Europe.

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U.S.-European Union organic trade deal takes effect

June 6th, 2012

An historic organic equivalency agreement between the U.S. and the European Union is now active.

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South African growers pushing pears to processing

January 5th, 2012

SA growers are selling their earliest pear variety to canning factories to avoid overlapping with Europe.

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South Africa’s pomegranate industry is taking root

January 3rd, 2012

South Africa’s nascent pomegranate export industry is set to grow by 25% next year.

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Argentina’s blueberry hotspot closing with increased volumes

January 2nd, 2012

Blueberry production and quality was up in Argentina’s blueberry heartland of Tucumán in 2011.

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Pear oversupply in Europe poses SA export challenge

December 28th, 2011

South Africa is expecting a good pome fruit crop but is looking for alternative markets to Europe for its pears.

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Strong alternative markets offset Peru’s falling U.S. asparagus sales

December 21st, 2011

Peru has maintained its level of asparagus exports despite a decrease in sales to the U.S.

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Mexico on strawberry export roll

December 21st, 2011

Mexico has intensified its strawberry production to post record exports.

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Peruvian exporters oppose farm labor law changes

December 20th, 2011

The Peruvian Government has proposed significant labor law changes that will raise costs for growers.

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South African apricot and nectarine exports set for record

December 16th, 2011

South Africa has significantly increased its stonefruit exports this season, thanks to short Northern Hemisphere supply.

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Brazil’s orange juice exports set to rise

December 15th, 2011

Brazilian orange juice shipments are expected to increase despite lower crop yields.

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Chile needs constant export supply, says avocado expert

December 12th, 2011

Chilean avocado producers have to keep their eye on the bigger picture and keep a steady flow of exports.

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Pakistani mango growers smell sweet taste of export success

December 9th, 2011

The future looks bright for Pakistan’s mango growers who are developing new markets from the U.S. to South America.

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Chilean kiwifruit exporters to go slow on first European shipments

December 7th, 2011

Chilean producers are worried that a glut of kiwifruit in Europe in April and May could lead to lower prices.

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SA grape growers predict a good season for exports

November 24th, 2011

South African grape producers are positive about this season’s crop and growth in markets outside Europe.

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Peru has its sights set on blueberry exports

November 23rd, 2011

Peru expects to export its first blueberries in September next year and has ambitious plans to grow more.

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Germany offers rich returns despite tougher retail demands

November 18th, 2011

Germany has the potential for rich pickings but supermarket chains are becoming increasingly fussy.

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Peru’s exotic fruit ripe for export growth

November 17th, 2011

German importer Kölla Hamburg has said Peru’s exotic fruits offer great export potential.

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Peru’s lúcuma producers claim govt is delaying exports

November 16th, 2011

The Prolúcuma president has called on the Peruvian government to develop a coherent national cultivation strategy to help exports.

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Chilean blueberry exports still sluggish in week 44

November 11th, 2011

Chile’s blueberry harvests continue to be significantly later than last year’s crop.

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E.U. slump drives South African neighbor market push

November 10th, 2011

South Africa should exploit closer markets to ramp up its apple, pear and grape exports

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Chilean frozen produce exports up 29%

November 10th, 2011

Chile’s frozen fruit exports have soared, but shipments of raspberries and dried plums have dropped.

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South African grape harvest delay won’t affect production

November 4th, 2011

South African growers are optimistic grape production will be good despite late harvest start.

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Mexican lime exports to overcome HLB threat

November 3rd, 2011

A leading Mexican packing industry figure says the country’s lime exports should be fine despite HLB.

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Argentine blueberry exports to Europe soar almost six-fold

October 21st, 2011

The appetite for Argentine blueberries in continental Europe and the U.K. has skyrocketed this year.

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Peru sees 43% growth in E.U. food and drink exports

October 17th, 2011

Peru’s food exports to the E.U. continue to soar with growth of 43% this year.

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Peruvian organic produce to feature on E.U. priority list

October 3rd, 2011

Peru could join Argentina and Costa Rica next year on an E.U. organic produce preference list.

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European apple and pear production up in 2011

August 8th, 2011

Cold storage apple and pear competition looks set to increase for Southern Hemisphere exporters next season.

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Colombia and E.U. expect FTA in 2012

June 15th, 2011

Free trade talks between Colombian and European Union officials in Brussels have been ‘very positive’.

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Peru eyes markets for pomegranates, figs

June 13th, 2011

Peru is looking to sell more pomegranates and figs in the European Union and the U.S.

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Reduced SA avocado crop struggles to meet E.U. demand

May 16th, 2011

South Africa’s avocado exports are expected to fall this season, while high E.U. demand means there’s ‘plenty of room’ for competitors.

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Canary Islands banana growers want ‘organic’ label to edge out competition

May 16th, 2011

Spain’s Canary Island banana growers hope to gain an edge over South American competitors by establishing an organic standard.

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Indonesia to investigate E.U. palm oil trade barriers

May 9th, 2011

Indonesia’s trade minister has announced an expert team will study the country’s palm oil export obstacles in the E.U.

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Peru’s paprika exports rise 17.6%

May 6th, 2011

Peruvian paprika export values rose in the first three months of 2011, but volumes did not.

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Mozambican pineapples approved for European export

May 5th, 2011

International certification for Mozambican pineapple exports has been heralded as an ‘historic moment’ for development.

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Peru seeks India FTA in short term

April 19th, 2011

Peruvian delegates will head to India in May to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) feasibility study.

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Chile certifies pomegranates for new export markets

April 13th, 2011

The northern Chilean region of Atacama will more than double pomegranate production this year, following SAG certification for new markets.

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Banana prices: E.U. tariff quotas increase volatility

April 11th, 2011

Ecuador’s banana industry says the system is more competitive, but a European think tank has criticized its volatility.

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Peru’s onion exports shoot up 75% in January

March 28th, 2011

Peru’s onion Freight On Board (FOB) export values grew 75% in January, with Colombia, the U.S. and Spain as its main markets.

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Morpholine fight highlights regulatory challenges for Chilean fruit exporters

November 5th, 2010

Rules on chemical substances are likely to get stricter in the future, and exporters must adapt, Andes Laboratory executive says

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Greece follows U.K., targets Chilean apples with morpholine

October 28th, 2010

Following a measure taken by the U.K.’s government earlier this month, Greece’s food sanitary authority has removed more than 40 tons of Chilean apples after morpholine, a processing aid used in the wax finish

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Blueberries from the South launches 2nd TV effort in U.K.

October 22nd, 2010

Southern Hemisphere exporters, growers expect to reach 67 million viewers in four-month campaign

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