(16 May 2018) FoodDrinkEurope, represented by Mella Frewen, Director General, has joined EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, in this week’s High-Level Mission to China, along with a strong EU agri-food business delegation from more than 25 Member States and a wide range of sectors.
A summary of the exchange of views (with a focus on the General Food Law Proposal and self-regulatory proposal submitted by the alcohol and beverages sector) with the Commissioner is now available.
The European Commission has concluded that Ireland’s sugar sweetened drinks tax does not involve State aid. In particular, the Commission found that the measure’s scope and design are consistent with the health objectives pursued by Ireland, namely tackling obesity and other sugar related diseases.
Brussels, 11 April 2018.