Read this article in:

Brexit preparedness : EU prepared to support European farmers in possible « no-deal » scenario

While the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the EU and the UK remains the best possible outcome, the EU is prepared for a possible “no-deal” scenario in the area of agriculture.

Wednesday 10 April 2019 (4 months 8 days ago)
Like

The EU remains focused on protecting the agriculture and farming interests of EU citizens. The Common Agricultural Policy has existing tools that can be activated in the event of market disturbances and can act as safety nets, such as public intervention, private storage, crisis prevention and risk management. The European Commission has already used such measures as well as state aid in the past, for example during the 2014-16 period, to address market imbalance and to help farmers in short term cash flow difficulties.

At a press conference, Commission for agriculture, Phil Hogan said: “Today, we are talking about a no-deal scenario, in which case what we can say with certainty is that there will be significant disruption to certain agricultural markets. Confident in that knowledge and if left unchecked, we have come to the conclusion that the European Commission has a legal obligation to intervene and we will. Early intervention has the benefit of providing not alone support to farmers, but gives confidence to the market of the Commission's commitment to the agri-food sector. I would remind you that the Commission has considerable experience in deploying market support measures on occasions of significant market disturbance.”

The Commission also published in its Market Access Database detailed information on the rules that the UK would apply on its imports from the EU in the event of a “no-deal” scenario. It is based on information made publicly available by the United Kingdom authorities. The database contains information for 121 countries, and as of today, it also provides the same level of information for exports to the UK as for any other EU trade partners such as the US or China. Commissioner Hogan's speaking points are online. More information about agri-food trade between the EU and the UK and contingency planning in the area of agriculture can be found here.

Monday April 4, 2019/ EC/ European Union.
http://europa.eu/rapid

Related articles

Swine news

Increase in Brazilian pork exports10-Apr-2019 4 months 8 days ago
Main German pig abattoirs ranking 201809-Apr-2019 4 months 9 days ago

News from Economy

Main German pig abattoirs ranking 201809-Apr-2019 4 months 9 days ago

Article Comments

This area is not intended to be a place to consult authors about their articles, but rather a place for open discussion among pig333.com users.
Leave a new Comment

Access restricted to 333 users. In order to post a comment you must be logged in.

Not a registered user of 333?sign upand access swine prices, the search engine, ...
It is fast and free
Are you registered in 333?LOGINIf you've forgotten your password we'll send it to you here

tags

Swine News

Swine industry news in your email

You are not subscribed to this list

31-Jul-201926-Jul-201919-Jul-201912-Jul-2019

Log in and sign up on the list

Not a registered user of 333?sign upand access swine prices, the search engine, ...
It is fast and free
Are you registered in 333?LOGINIf you've forgotten your password we'll send it to you here