Statements

Agri-food chain underlines need for certainty as Brexit approaches

(Brussels, 20 March 2019) One week ahead of the potential date of the UK leaving the EU and before a crucial meeting of the European Council, Copa and Cogeca, CELCAA and FoodDrinkEurope, on behalf of the EU agri-food chain would like to reiterate their concerns regarding a no-deal.

An Important Step Closer to a Fairer Food Chain for Everyone

(Brussels, 12 March 2019) Today, Members of the European Parliament strongly voted in favour of promoting a fair food supply chain, delivering on their promise to #CutTheUnfair. The signatories welcome this historic vote for banning unfair trading practices in the food value chain. This action will improve the trading conditions for the 11 million farmers and 293,000 producers in Europe, as well as for many more suppliers outside the EU, when selling their products on the European market.

No deal Brexit is a no-win outcome that must be avoided

(Brussels, 11 March 2019) With less than 20 days left until Brexit, European businesses are calling for a no deal Brexit to be averted immediately to avoid major disruption of supply chains across all industries and to protect jobs.

FoodDrinkEurope statement on the CAP budget

(Brussels, 27 February 2019) In view of the ongoing discussions on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, and on the long-term budget of the EU post 2020, FoodDrinkEurope would like to highlight the fact that the CAP is one of the key policies for the sustainable growth of the EU food and drink industry.

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