TTIP From Both Sides – A Fair and Level Playing Field?

 Breaking News
  • Building the Unilever of the Future Unilever has announced the next steps in its transformation into a simpler, more agile and more focused business. The changes are designed to further drive long-term performance and shareholder value, and build upon the company’s Connected 4 Growth programme. Unilever will simplify its corporate structure. This entails moving from two legal entities – Unilever NV and [...]...
  • Irish Whiskey Association Welcomes 14% Increase in Exports in 2017 Irish whiskey exports recorded a 14.2% increase in value in 2017, according to the Central Statistics Office’s (CSO) 2017 Trade Statistics report. Irish whiskey is exported to over 135 international markets. The category saw a 16.7% increase in exports to the US, its largest export market; a 15.7% increase in exports to Canada and 9.2% increase in [...]...
  • 1 in 5 Meals Eaten Out of Home as European Consumers Favour Service Over Home Cooking More flexible menus and an increase of meal occasions from breakfast and all day brunch through to dinner has led to a €4.1 billion increase in food service sales in 2017 to €335.9 billion according to a new report launched by IRI GIRA Foodservice. One in five meals (18% of all meals) are consumed outside the [...]...
  • Nestlé UK & Ireland Cuts More Than 60 Billion Calories in Just Three Years The amount of sugar in Nestlé’s UK and Irish products has been reduced by more than 2.6 billion teaspoons since 2015 thanks to an ongoing, intensive programme of innovation and reformulation. A report, issued by Nestlé, reveals that more than 60 billion calories have also been removed from Nestlé UK & Ireland’s portfolio in the [...]...
  • Müller Targets New Segments of UK Yogurt Category Müller UK & Ireland has announced two new yogurt products as it continues to develop, manufacture and market a new generation of branded yogurt and desserts products. The dairy company, which is the Official Yogurt of British Athletics*, has revealed Müller Quark Yogurt and Müller Corner Lactose Free*, with both products launching in March and May [...]...

TTIP From Both Sides – A Fair and Level Playing Field?

TTIP From Both Sides – A Fair and Level Playing Field?
October 26
10:15 2015

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiators on both sides must take into account historical differences, current market realities and future consequences on European rural areas when liberalising trade in sensitive agricultural sectors, US and EU decision-makers and stakeholders heard at a panel debate organised by Starch Europe in the European Parliament.

EU and US negotiators were meeting in Miami, USA for the 11th round of TTIP negotiations. While the public debate has so far much focused on regulatory convergence (non-tariff barriers) or on governance (the infamous Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)), negotiations on tariffs and quotas could have serious implications – either positive or negative – for the agricultural and primary food transformation sector as markets would open up.

StarchEuropeLogoAt an event hosted by MEP Jim Nicholson on 20 October and sponsored by Starch Europe, decision-makers and stakeholders from both sides of the Atlantic discussed what it would take to establish a fair level playing field in the agri-food sector if trade of agricultural raw materials and transformed products, such as ethanol and starch, is liberalised. Ensuring a fair level playing field in a newly opened transatlantic market will require that the specificities and sensitivities of all sectors are duly taken into account by the negotiators.

According to Gianfranco Patrucco, President of Starch Europe: “When it comes to starch production, it is clear that the playing field is not level, in large part due to historically different regulatory approaches to the sector by EU and US administrations. It is not only about starch production, but even more importantly about the impact this could have on the European farmers, their ability to use the by-products of starch and the livelihood of rural areas in Europe.”

About Author



Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • March 18, 2018ProWein
  • March 21, 2018World Olive Oil Exhibition
  • March 28, 2018FOOD INDUSTRY
  • April 4, 2018The leading event for the snack and food-on-the-go market
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here