Day: November 9, 2018

How EU Protectionism opens doors for Post-Brexit Trade

While the EU is walking the plank on international trade, the UK is very well positioned to recognise and seize post-Brexit opportunities. On 6 November, Italy’s government asked the European Commission to apply the “safeguard clause” on rice imports from Cambodia and Myanmar in order to protect Italian rice growers. Protectionist measures against southeast Asian countries are not […]

European customers would suffer from proposed EU rice duties

FOOD AND DRINK INTERNATIONAL: The Italian government has asked the European Commission to employ the safeguard clause on rice imports from Cambodia and Myanmar in order to “protect Italian rice growers”. However, Luca Bertoletti, European Affairs Manager of the Consumer Choice Centre, criticised the request and said that it’s time the European Union stopped pushing […]

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