Italy spearheads initiative to limit rice imports to the EU

By |december 5th, 2017|agri-food sector, barriers to trade, Coldiretti, EU-Asia relations, food trade, Italy, News, pasta and rice labels, Rice|

Italy and seven other EU countries asked the European Commission on 24 November to allow them to limit rice imports from Cambodia, on the grounds of “protecting the Italian and European Rice industry.” 

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New tariffs on Spanish olives indicate US protectionist trend

By |november 24th, 2017|barriers to trade, Cecilia Malmström, Department of Commerce, DG Trade, Donald Trump, European Commission, News, olives, protectionism, Spain, Spanish olives, tariffs, US, Wilbur Ross, WTO|

The US trade department decided on Tuesday (21 November) to impose tariffs on imports of Spanish table olives, in another sign of rising protectionist measures under Donald Trump, which have drawn criticism from Europe.

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