01.07.2014:Supply Chain Initiative reaches 100 registrations August 21, 2014

The “Supply Chain Initiative” was launched in September 2013 by 7 EU-level associations [1] with the aim to encourage better practices in commercial relations along the food supply chain. The 100 companies that have registered to date represent 764 operating companies operating at national level: 56 manufacturers, 22 retailers, 18 wholesale and 4 farming companies. Almost half of these are small or medium enterprises (47).
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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