16 Jan 2017
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 16 JANUARYBrussels Daily
US Market Reopens to French Beef: Statement by Commissioners Cecilia Malmström, Vytenis Andriukaitis and Phil Hogan
The United States announced the lifting of the embargo on imports of beef from France. The Commission welcomes this decision as a new step in the reopening of a closed market since the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis in the 1990s. “After similar decisions in Ireland, Lithuania and The Commission welcomes the US decision to authorize imports of beef from France. This is a further illustration of the fact that the European Union’s efforts to eradicate BSE from its This is excellent news for French producers, and the Commission continues to work with all parties concerned to ensure that all Member States will have access to the US market in the near future. The US decision clearly demonstrates what we can achieve by having an open and constructive relationship with one of our most important trading partners, “said Commissioners Cecilia Malmström, Trade Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, in charge of Health and food security, and Phil Hogan, in charge of agriculture.
EUROSTAT: November 2016- Euro area international trade in goods surplus €25.9 bn- €6.9 bn surplus for EU28
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in November 2016 was €184.2 billion, an increase of 6% compared with November 2015 (€173.8 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €158.3 bn, a rise of 5% compared with November 2015 (€150.9 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €25.9 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in November 2016, compared with +€22.9 bn in November 2015. Intra-euro area trade rose to €154.0 bn in November 2016, up by 5% compared with November 2015. Full text available here
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