Statements

Reaction to ENVI vote on Single Use Plastics

(Brussels, 22 January 2019) Europe’s food and drink sector supports the overall ambition of this Directive, while we regret the legal challenge it may pose to the Internal Market. The food and drink sector is committed to stepping up efforts to improve plastics use, reuse and recycling as well as maximising the use of available resources.

Reaction to IMCO Committee vote in relation to “dual quality”

(Brussels, 22 January 2019) FoodDrinkEurope regrets the outcome of today's vote on the "Better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules" report in the European Parliament's IMCO Committee, where a majority of MEPs decided to support the inclusion of the so-called "dual quality" of products in Annex I of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive.

Brexit: a no deal must be avoided

(Brussels, 11 January 2019) Ahead of the vote of the UK House of Commons to take place on 15th January, the EU agri-food chain would like to point to the dramatic economic consequences of a no-deal Brexit for EU and UK farmers, food and drink producers, traders in agri-food commodities as well as consumers.

Significant progress made to combat UTPs

(Brussels, 19 December 2018) FoodDrinkEurope and AIM acknowledge the agreement reached today between the European Commission, Parliament and the Member States on the proposed Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) Directive. After decades of discussions, and many months of intensive debate, we appreciate the efforts made in taking the first step towards a legal framework that is aimed at eradicating unfair dealings. The debate revealed that unfair trading practices are imposed, regardless of the size of the producer or the products.

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