Communication on trade policy is good way forward- Implementation of the Strategy will deliver concrete benefits for agricultural sector October 21, 2015

At the Board meeting organised on 21st October 2015, CELCAA members welcomed the Communication on the future Trade and Investment Strategy. CELCAA members held an exchange of views with Mr. Ceballos Baron, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner for Trade Ms. Malmström. 

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”.

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