New figures released by the European Commission today show that the number of interceptions of fake goods being imported into the EU increased in 2018 due to a large amount of small parcels in express and postal traffic.
OCGs traffic waste both inside and outside the EU. Plastic waste is typically transferred from one Member State to another to avoid disposal fees or other costs associated with the proper disposal of waste products in accordance with EU regulations.
At the first Blue Partnership Forum for the Oceans (05/09/2019), the European Commission and Chinese authorities have shown their eagerness to work together and improve international ocean governance. Together with Chinese and European stakeholders, both administrations have started to define joint actions that will implement the Ocean Partnership, signed in July 2018.
In 2018, the EU agri-food trade reached a value of 254 billion – €138 billion of exports and €116 billion of imports. This means that the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter and now second (previously first) importer of agri-food products.
In a report published today, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter of agri-food products, with EU exports reaching €138 billion in 2018.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.
The attached statistics covering the first six months of 2019 will also be part of the 2019 Annual Report, which will be submitted by the Commission to the European Parliament later this year.
Agenda includes the Finnish presidency programme, information by the Commission on market access issues, informations by the Commission on bilateral plant health issues with Columbia, Ecuador, Peu, Japan, Russia, the US, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, China, Chile, Egypt as well as international SPS issues.