CELCAA at FC2A Congress to explain role of trade association to EU Institutions November 24, 2014

The recently created FC2A organised on 21st November in Paris its first congress. The Congress aimed at presenting the role of the trade in promoting growth and jobs, in local territories, and the role it plays in Europe and globally. CELCAA was there to explain the role of trade association in promoting the voice of the trade to the EU Institutions and EU stakeholders. More than 400 people attended the Congress, including national decision-makers, traders, producers, industry representatives, journalists. 
More information on the FC2A Congress can be found here: http://www.fc2a.org/Pages/congres-2014-communique.aspx 

CELCAA Secretary-General, Pascale Rouhier, said “From the start, the EU agri-food chain has been a strong supporter of an ambitious EU-Japan FTA. I hope that expectations from the sector will be met in terms of tariffs elimination, and the removal of non-tariff barriers impacting EU exports. We also welcome the fact that Japan has agreed to recognise the EU system of Geographical Indications (GIs) to protect our agri-food products from imitations. Such a deal could result in a significant increase in our exports of high-value added products to Japan”.

Press release is available here