- Quality Assurance Team EA Region - Antwerp - Quality Assurance Supervisor
- Lead Auditor
- General Manager Australia
- Head of Sales for Mexico and Latin America
- Сhief agronomist
- Chief plant protection agronomist
- Einkaufskoordinator/in - Austria
- Finance Manager for a Leading International Fresh Produce Business
- Sales Consultants Fertilizer - various European countries
- Product & Efficiency Manager - Role Based in Holland with regular trips to the UK
Top 5 -yesterday
- Interko to bring latest fruit ripening advances to the Americas
- "Air-freighted fruit at Hong Kong supermarkets disastrous for the planet"
- China: Price of Harbin mountain grapes higher than usual
- Proprietary apple will be the highlight of Starr Ranch Growers' PMA booth
- “Southern African citrus reached a record volume of production in 2018”
Top 5 -last month
Top 5 -last week
- Plan 2020: King Courgette guarantees that 100% of the energy used in its facilities is green
- “Due to high onion prices, Far East mostly off the market and export to Africa also calmer”
- Malaysia: Viral message warns of needle found in banana in Penang
- Update on Hurricane Irma financial assistance
- Corn grower and shipper offering new eco-friendly corn trays
Mexico aims for EU free-trade deal by end of February
Mexican negotiators are in Brussels this week, after which the two sides will reconvene next week in Mexico. The Mexican official said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom could come in the week starting February 19 to help push talks to a close and to allow an initial deal to be announced, though only if a deal was within reach.
The key challenges are how far to open each other’s markets to food and drink -such as tequila, chicken and asparagus from Mexico and dairy products from Europe- and the EU’s demand to recognize Geographical Indications.
Such indications protect agricultural produce - for example, dictating that the term “champagne” can only be used for sparkling wine from northern France or, that the term “manchego” only applies to sheep’s milk cheese from central Spain. Mexico is more used to protecting products with trademarks (and has its own cow’s milk “manchego”).
According to reuters.com, the EU also wants its companies to be able to bid in Mexican government tenders, even at state level.
For Mexico, a deal with the EU would be part of a strategy to reduce its reliance on the US, the destination of nearly 80% of its exports. That has become more urgent, given president Trump’s threat to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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