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Food production needs to be seen as a ‘public good’ – UFU

Food production needs to be seen as a ‘public good’ – UFU

Production agriculture must be seen as an industry delivering a key public good, according to Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president,...

January 28, 2022

Australian trade deal could sound ‘death knell’ for NI agriculture

Australian trade deal could sound ‘death knell’ for NI agriculture

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt believes that providing Australia with unfettered access to UK food markets through an...

May 18, 2021

£240 million UK-Chinese dairy deal to allow for third-country milk

£240 million UK-Chinese dairy deal to allow for third-country milk

International Trade Secretary Dr. Liam Fox today (Thursday, August 23) met with China’s General Administration of Customs to reach an...

August 23, 2018

EU to begin trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand

EU to begin trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand

It has been confirmed that the green light has been given for the EU to begin trade negotiations with Australia...

May 23, 2018

Has the EU increased its Mercosur beef quota offer to 99,000t?

Has the EU increased its Mercosur beef quota offer to 99,000t?

Uncertainty over the ambitious EU-Mercosur trade agreement lingers on as unconfirmed reports suggest the EU has raised its beef import...

February 5, 2018

UK ‘will not dilute food standards’ for US trade deal

UK ‘will not dilute food standards’ for US trade deal

The UK will not compromise on animal welfare and environmental standards in any trade agreement reached with the US, according...

July 26, 2017

Calls for EU-New Zealand free trade deal ‘to respect vulnerable dairy sector’

Calls for EU-New Zealand free trade deal ‘to respect vulnerable dairy sector’

A call has been made for any free trade deal between the EU and New Zealand to take account of...

July 26, 2017

EU trade deal to boost Irish beef exports to Japan by 20,000t

EU trade deal to boost Irish beef exports to Japan by 20,000t

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has welcomed the free trade agreement signed between the EU and Japan this morning, July...

July 6, 2017

European Parliament to vote on CETA this week

European Parliament to vote on CETA this week

European Parliament MEPs will vote this week on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The agreement, the aim...

February 13, 2017

Irish MEPs have mixed reactions to progression of CETA trade deal

Irish MEPs have mixed reactions to progression of CETA trade deal

The CETA trade deal is now just one step away from ratification by the European Parliament, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has...

January 24, 2017

Uraguauan Minister says beef will be part of EU trade deal negotiation

Uraguauan Minister says beef will be part of EU trade deal negotiation

The Uraguauan Foreign Minister, Rodolfo Nin Novoa has said that beef quotas will form part of a new free-trade deal...

May 14, 2016

Coveney says he has raised Irish concerns over possible Mercosur trade deal

Coveney says he has raised Irish concerns over possible Mercosur trade deal

The Minster for Agriculture, Simon Coveney has said that he has repeatedly raised Irish concerns at EU level in relation...

March 27, 2016

‘EU-US trade deal could secure 2 million jobs’

‘EU-US trade deal could secure 2 million jobs’

Securing the potential 2 million jobs that a successful EU-US trade deal (TTIP) could create in Europe is a goal...

January 5, 2015

Should Ireland be pushing for a trade deal between the EU and China?

Should Ireland be pushing for a trade deal between the EU and China?

In light of the recent Irish agri-trade mission to China, it is an opportune time to examine the state of...

November 25, 2014