Trade

Well worth keeping an eye on the UK / Australia trade deal

Well worth keeping an eye on the UK / Australia trade deal

UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss MP went on to BBC last Sunday morning (April 25) to confirm that a...

April 27, 2021

Ciaran Fitzgerald: Deja vu for agriculture all over again

Ciaran Fitzgerald: Deja vu for agriculture all over again

In 2005/2006 as the Doha round of World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks seemed set on an inevitable ‘giveaway trade’ deal...

April 1, 2021

Bord Bia to launch St. Patrick’s Day campaign across 14 countries

Bord Bia to launch St. Patrick’s Day campaign across 14 countries

This month, Bord Bia aims to “leverage the global phenomena and popularity of St. Patrick’s Day” by launching a programme...

March 8, 2021

Mercosur tariff rate quota should protect Irish beef farmers – EU commission

Mercosur tariff rate quota should protect Irish beef farmers – EU commission

The European Commission has said that the trade tariff rate quota in the Mercosur deal should protect Irish beef farmers...

January 29, 2021

EU Commission finds positive impact of trade deals on agri-food sector

EU Commission finds positive impact of trade deals on agri-food sector

The EU trade agenda is set to have an overall positive impact on the EU economy and the agri-food sector,...

January 27, 2021

New Year – new trade rules for agri-business

New Year – new trade rules for agri-business

By Ciara Dillon – head of food/drink and agri-business, tax director, BDO Ireland A new era has dawned; Great Britain...

January 7, 2021

Leaders emphasise ‘need to improve market access’ for agri-food sector in EU-China talks

Leaders emphasise ‘need to improve market access’ for agri-food sector in EU-China talks

EU leaders have emphasised “the need to improve market access for EU traders” in sectors such as agri-food, during talks with...

December 31, 2020

European MEPs want more time to scrutinse Brexit trade deal

European MEPs want more time to scrutinse Brexit trade deal

EU ambassadors yesterday (Monday, December 28) approved the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement paving the way for it to take...

December 29, 2020

New market development ‘key’ post-Brexit – Heydon

New market development ‘key’ post-Brexit – Heydon

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for new market development, Martin Heydon...

December 18, 2020

UK labelling changes: Food from NI can be labelled ‘Origin EU’ post Brexit

UK labelling changes: Food from NI can be labelled ‘Origin EU’ post Brexit

Food labelling changes which will come into effect from January 1, 2021, have been revealed by the UK government. In...

November 6, 2020

EU and China sign bilateral agreement to protect GIs

EU and China sign bilateral agreement to protect GIs

The EU and China have today (Monday, September 14) signed a “landmark agreement” protecting European geographical indications (GIs). The bilateral...

September 14, 2020

3 new agricultural attaches appointed for oversees embassy work

3 new agricultural attaches appointed for oversees embassy work

Three new agricultural attaches have been appointed to work in the Irish embassy network overseas in the area of trade...

August 19, 2020

EU recalls request to China to authorise member states’ agri exports

EU recalls request to China to authorise member states’ agri exports

The EU has recalled its request to China to authorise EU member states’ exports of agricultural products. The request was...

July 29, 2020

‘Europe must be a global champion of fair, substantial and rules-based trade’ – Hogan

‘Europe must be a global champion of fair, substantial and rules-based trade’ – Hogan

The EU Commissioner (designate) for Trade, Phil Hogan, has faced significant questioning from MEPs on his plans for the trade...

September 30, 2019

‘I always seem to inherit a job when things are not going too well’ – Hogan

‘I always seem to inherit a job when things are not going too well’ – Hogan

The outgoing European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, recently spoke about his nomination to the EU Commission’s...

September 29, 2019

US threatens tariffs on EU dairy, meat and spirits

US threatens tariffs on EU dairy, meat and spirits

The Office of the US Trade Representatives has threatened the inclusion of a number of new EU products, including dairy,...

July 2, 2019

British meat producers feeling the heat on Brexit uncertainty

British meat producers feeling the heat on Brexit uncertainty

British meat producers have raised concerns across the water as Brexit departure day of March 29 approaches, with lobbyists urging...

March 1, 2019

Andrew Doyle finishes up promotional tour in China

Andrew Doyle finishes up promotional tour in China

Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has just finished up a series...

November 7, 2018