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NEW BREXIT WITHDRAWAL DEAL COULD CREATE NON-UK NATIONAL FOOD REGULATOR FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

THE DRAFT UK/European Union withdrawal agreement released yesterday (Wednesday, November 14), could create separate national food regulators for Northern Ireland that are based in a remaining EU member state. A technical annexe to the deal says that “national reference laboratories” with responsibility for advising on a wide range of food legislation in Northern Ireland “shall not be read as including the reference laboratory in the United Kingdom”.…

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NEW BREXIT WITHDRAWAL DEAL COULD CREATE NON-UK NATIONAL FOOD REGULATOR FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

 

THE DRAFT UK/European Union withdrawal agreement released yesterday (Wednesday, November 14), could create separate national food regulators for Northern Ireland that are based in a remaining EU member state. A technical annexe to the deal says that “national reference laboratories” with responsibility for advising on a wide range of food legislation in Northern Ireland “shall not be read as including the reference laboratory in the United Kingdom”.…

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RETALIATORY DUTIES ON USA MEAT EXPORTS CHALLENGED AT WTO

THE WORLD Trade Organisation (WTO) Disputes Settlement Body (DSB) has agreed to establish disputes settlement panels to rule on whether retaliatory duties imposed by Canada, China, and Mexico on US meat exports, imposed in response to America’s controversial steel and aluminium tariffs, break WTO rules.…

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AMERICAN LAMB EXPORTERS PREPARING TO SEIZE SALES IN NEWLY OPENED JAPANESE MARKET

MEAT industry professionals in the USA are gearing up to re-enter Japan’s lucrative lamb market, following the Japanese government in July (2018) lifting a ban to import American lamb into Japan. US exporters are looking to persuade Japanese consumers that American lamb is a quality, even niche, product, as they look to compete with Australian and New Zealand rivals.…

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GLOBAL SHIFT TOWARDS BLOCKING ANIMAL TESTING ON COSMETICS CONTINUES TO ROLL FORWARD

MPs in Canada have returned to their House of Commons after the traditional summer break, when they are expected to vote on a draft law, the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, that would ban the testing of cosmetics and their ingredients on annals in Canada and block the sale of personal care products that have been assessed using such techniques.…

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COUNTERFEITERS INCREASINGLY TARGET EUROPE FOOD SECTOR, AS THEY GROW INTERNET SALES OF FAKE GOODS

COUNTERFEIT foodstuffs were the most common fake good seized by European Union (EU) customs in 2017 – making up 24% of the total – as fakers increasingly look the Internet to sell their illicit wares. Keith Nuthall unpicks the latest EU data on pirated products.…

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ASSURING NON-FINANCIAL REPORTING IS INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT, SAY EXPERTS

WITH reputational risk being an increasing concern for investors, the demand for information in accountancy reports that goes well beyond the balance sheet is growing. And, companies want to be sure that such data is of solid quality – making emerging forms of external reporting (EER) assurance the key focus of a high-level accounting meeting staged in Brussels on November 8.…

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ASIAN REGULATORY ROUND UP – HK GOVERNMENT REMOVES PREFERENTIAL TAX TREATMENT FOR OFFSHORE FUNDS

THE HONG Kong government has responded to European Union (EU) concerns that its tax system unfairly benefits offshore investment funds by offering them profits tax exemptions. HK is proposing these breaks also apply to onshore funds. The EU had identified these offshore rights as a potentially harmful tax practice, threatening to add HK on its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, potentially sparking financial sanctions.…

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RUSSIAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY ON BRINK OF CRISIS, ANALYSTS WARN

THE Russian textile industry is facing a new crisis due to a decline in demand this year, brought about by ever-increasing prices for local textiles and the low purchasing-power of Russian consumers, business analysts and producers have warned.

According to Anna Lebsack-Kleimans, chief executive of the Fashion Consulting Group, one of Russia’s leading analysis agencies in the textiles and clothing sector, prices for the majority of textile products available in Russia have increased by 20% year-on-year since the beginning of the year and those elevated prices are expected to remain in place into next year.…

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PROTESTS EXPECTED OVER NEW MINIMUM WAGE LEVELS FOR HAITIAN GARMENT WORKERS

MORE than 52,000 Haitian garment sector workers are likely to be demonstrating on the streets of the island’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, next week after trades unions representatives rejected the increase in the minimum wage proposed by the government.

The Haitian government published a decree on the minimum wage increase for various industry sectors on October 1st, in its official newspaper, Le Moniteur, Presses Nationales d’Haiti.…

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