Farm Gate to Fork

News, views, discussion and analysis of farming and food issues along the supply chain.

US-China Battle Over Cereal Quotas

China and the USA are set to lock horns over the way China has been administering the tariff rate quotas for a number of agricultural products imported into the country. … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Could US be Heading for Trade War with China?

The US could be heading for another agricultural trade war – this time with China. Already in dispute with Russia and facing export sanctions in retribution for sanctions taken over … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Russia Hits Back at WTO Ruling over Pork Import Ban

The World Trade Organization has found Russia guilty of breaching global trading rules by banning imports of EU pig meat and pig products because of the outbreak of African swine … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Agricultural Trade Balance Shifting to Developing Countries

The balance of global agricultural trade is continuing to shift from the developed blocs to developing countries. The latest World Trade Statistics Review published by the World Trade Organisation shows … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

EU Global Leader in Agri-food Exports

The European Union is the global leader in exports pf agricultural produce and food. According to the latest annual report on the EU’s agri-food trade, over the last year these … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

WTO US COOL Ruling Causes Deeper Divides

A ruling by the World Trade Organization to impose more than $1 billion in trade tariff sanctions against the US by Canada and Mexico over mandatory country of origin labelling … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Country of Origin Labelling Creates Stir Both Sides of Atlantic

Country of Origin Labelling has been at the centre of the global meat and agricultural sector over the last week. Not only has there been a ruling against the US … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment