EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 18 JANUARY

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS - 18 JANUARY
18 Jan 2016

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 18 JANUARY

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Draft rule paves the way for EU exports of apples and pears to the US: Statement by EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Malmström and Agriculture Commissioner Hogan

“We welcome the publication by the USDA of the draft rule as a necessary step in the process to facilitate the export of apples and pears from the European Union to the United States. It is a welcome reflection of the increased level of engagement by the Commission with the US administration. It will be of significant benefit to European farmers, many of whom lost their main export markets overnight as a result of Russian sanctions imposed in 2014. The eventual opening of the US market will not offset the full impact of the sanctions, but it will certainly help the farming community by at least providing another commercial outlet for their produce. Following this initiative, we are looking forward to the rapid completion of the remaining legal and administrative steps in order to deliver further tangible benefits for the EU fruit producers. Opening the market for the 2016 harvest i.e. by September 2016 could be feasible, if all parties continue their efforts.” Full statement and background available here

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