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German Supermarket Increases Selection of Sustainable Fish on Sale NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 17 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
EWE is increasing its range of Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) labelled seafood with the introduction of its Goldlocke product, which is made from ASC certified tilapia. REWE, one of the largest German supermarket chains, developed Goldlocke...
EU-funded initiative for agricultural sector in the Pacific NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 17 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
A DIVISION of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community will implement a European Union-funded project to address the development needs of the commercial and smallholder agricultural sectors in the Pacific region. The organisation said the Pacific...
Mozambique Holds Talks With EU On Sustainable Fisheries NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 17 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The Mozambican government and the European Union have held talks here to launch negotiations on the latest protocol to their Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and will conminue their negotiations in Brussels in September. The current agr...
SA among Sadc nations to initial EU trade pact NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 17 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
AFTER 10 years of negotiations, a regional Southern African Development Community (Sadc) group, of which South Africa is a part, has "initialled" an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), the Department of Trade and Ind...
EU: Central African trust fund in the pipelone NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 18 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The EU is about to launch its first ever multi-donor development trust fund, in support of the Central African Republic (CAR). With an initial amount of €64 million the fund creates an effective and coordinated international instrument to hel...
Fiji EPA: EU internal procedures to be completed NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 18 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The European Union office in Suva is confident all its internal procedures can be completed in time to avoid any trade disruptions for Fiji after October 1, 2104 when the EU Market Access Regulation lapses. The EU Ambassador to the Pacific, Andrew...
Main events for the Week - 21/07/2014 – 27/07/2014 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 15 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
ACP Friday 25 July       Working Group on the preparation of the 8th ACP Summit European ParliamentTuesday 22 July     European Parliament Committee Meetings  European Parliament Committee on Development   &n...
Video Guest: H.E. Edwin Laurent, Senior Advisor, The Caribbean Green Economy Initiative NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 15 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
In this week's CTA Brussels video interview, Ambassador Edwin Laurent, Senior Advisor, The Caribbean Green Economy Initiative tells us a bit more about the opportunities for Green growth in the Caribbean, and the areas where Caribbean countries...
Last Brussels Briefing – Building resilience of SIDS through trade and agribusiness development NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 16 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The last Brussels Development Briefing on 'Building resilience of SIDS through trade and agribusiness development', was held on Friday 11 July 2014, at Borschette in Brussels. This 37th Briefing took place in the context of 2104 as the year of Sm...
EU President pleased with ECOWAS’ decision on EPA NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 19 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso has welcomed decision by the 16 ECOWAS heads of state to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union. In a statement issued today in Brussel he said he was p...
Extra Duties Will Not Lift Frozen Chicken Prices NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 19 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Provisional duties on chicken from Germany, the Netherlands and UK are unlikely to cause any sudden rise in poultry prices. Frozen chicken prices are expected to remain ‘unchanged’, despite the extra cost added onto frozen bone-in chick...
EU food officials visit to PNG a success NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 20 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Officials from the European Union (EU) have made a successful visit to PNG over the past two weeks. The team arrived to conduct a survey to assess the food quality and food safety issues being addressed by the relevant government agencies, includi...
Priorities of the Italian presidency NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 20 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
At the 3328th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Brussels on 14 July 2014, the Presidency presented its work programme for the six months ahead and its priorities as regards agriculture and fisheries issues. “Other than the...
Belgium to Push for Zim Sanctions Removal NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 22 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Belgium has said it will advocate the complete removal of the illegal economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe ahead of the European Union council meeting in November. Speaking after bidding farewell to Vice President Joice Mujuru at her Munhumutapa...
Comesa gets $110 million from European Union NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 22 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) will receive $110 million from the EU for infrastructure projects towards faster integration of the bloc. The money is part of $1.8 billion fund that the EU has earmarked under the 11th Eu...
Fiji did no back flip over EPA with EU, says Trade Secretary NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 22 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Fiji is only provisionally applying an interim EPA with the European Union, says Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Trade & Industry Shaheen Ali. In so doing, Fiji has not back flipped nor has it agreed to ratify the interim Economic Partnership A...
EU summit fails to reach agreement on top jobs NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 22 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
EU leaders have failed to agree on successors for a host of top jobs, including the bloc's foreign policy chief. Member states have agreed to meet again in August to haggle over candidates. Tensions flared at the EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday...
SCP-CTA: Policies to improve smallholder farmers market access NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 22 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Ready access to land, labour and credit are the basic resources necessary for farming. And choosing the right type of farming is dependent on how land can be accessed, what labour is available (family or hire), and what assets the farmer has to ob...
FLEGT: ‘Tackle weak forest law compliance and enforcement’ NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 22 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), has urged a scale-up of actions to tackle weak forest law compliance and enforcement. Dr Lamourdia Thiombiano, FAO’s Deputy Regional Representative to Africa, said this has become necessary to st...
LNG Proceeds To Be Invested In Agriculture, Says Pruaitch NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 22 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
PNG government has assured that it will ensure revenue flow from the US$19billion PNG LNG project is invested into the non-renewable sector, including agriculture. The assurance was given by Treasury Minister Patrick Pruaitch while addressing the...