G17-075 Agribusiness 2018 - 08 November 2017 19 Oct 2017
This year’s Agribusiness 2018 will cover a range of Brexit related issues, one of them being the continued need to foster relationships with the EU post Brexit. Alexander Doring, Director General of FEFAC the EU Trade Body for animal feed will be presenting at Agribusiness 2018 and has said:
G17-074 Environment Committee MEPs propose glyphosate should be phased out by December 2020 19 Oct 2017
In a further development on the re-approval of glyphosate, on 17 October five MEPs put forward a motion for a resolution to phase out glyphosate use in the EU by December 2020.
G17-073 The future of glyphosate in the EU may soon be known 18 Oct 2017
The authorisation of glyphosate is due to expire on 15 th December 2017.
GM17-022 Red Tractor and RED - Further extension provided 17 Oct 2017
The European Commission has announced today that they will recognise the Red Tractor RED scheme for a further three month period – up to 6 th February 2018. This should be more than enough time for the revised scheme to see its approval finalised for the full 5 year term. The Commission letter is attached to this briefing.
GM17-021 RED and Red Tractor - Communication issued 16 Oct 2017
Red Tractor have today issued the communication below to their farmer participants: |
S17-005 ESA Summary of Seed Treatment legislation 16 Oct 2017
Given that the seed treatment sector is dealing with a number of issues, ESA has written a summary of the state of play around seed treatments, as well as the REFIT evaluation of 1107/2009 and an update on the ESTA scheme.
GM17-020 RED and Red Tractor – Further Update 12 Oct 2017
Both the NFU and Red Tractor are meeting with Commission officials over the course of the next week with the continued aim of ensuring either that the re-approval of Red Tractor is achieved before 6 th November or there is a contingency plan such as further extension of the existing scheme until such time as the approval is finalised.
FR17-033 Anti-dumping, New EU Rules for Protecting Producers 12 Oct 2017
On 11 October 2017, EU ambassadors endorsed the political agreement reached between the presidency and the European Parliament on a proposed methodology for assessing market distortions in third countries.
G17-072 Your AIC services – please tell us what you think! 11 Oct 2017
We are currently running an online survey to find out how you feel about your membership services and where we could make improvements, and need as many members to take part as possible.
FR17-032 EU Draft Fertilizing Products Regulations- Update. 11 Oct 2017
AIC has been in touch with Defra concerning the latest EU presidency meeting on the draft EU fertilising products regulations which they attended on Friday last week.