CELCAA reiterates the agri-food trade priorities in a working-lunch moderated by Honorable Member of European Parliament Marie-Pierre Vedrenne.
The French agri-food trade associations, under the umbrella CELCAA, presented their priorities to the French European Members of the European Parliament at a working lunch moderated by MEP Marie-Pierre Vedrenne on 3rd December 2019. Sectors representing the wine, grain, sugar, dairy, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, and egg products’ trade stressed the necessity of proper implementation of Free Trade Agreements and the need for an ambitious promotion policy. They regretted that the agri-food sector has been a target in the Airbus-Being trade dispute and asked for the sector not to be a collateral damage in trade frictions. They called the Parliament to take stock of the progress achieved in the chapter of sustainability in agriculture when discussing the future Commission Communication on the EU green deal, to guarantee that the European Union continues to maintain its position of first exporter of agri-food products. Finally, the French traders voiced their strong support to the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.