The Farm to Fork Strategy, released in May 2020, is a top priority of the Commission. It is set to fundamentally change the way agri-commodities and food are produced in the EU and to make European food the global standard for sustainability. In February 2021, the European Commission released its Communication on the Trade Policy Review – An open, sustainable and assertive Trade Policy’, calling for more sustainable trade while reflecting on the EU strategic interests and values. Both Strategies will have a significant impact on current trade flows in agri-food and agri-commodities, and on the place and role of the EU as the global leader in this sector. This conference aims to discuss and reflect on the ambitions set by the Commission on the place and role of the EU as a global leader in agri-food trade.