05 Jan 2015

EU-2015-01 Update on European Commission Review of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs)

The European Commission is currently reviewing procedures pertaining to trade mechanism rules for tariff rate quotas (TRQs). The aim of the review is to develop a robust, ‘open’, simplified system (i.e. open to all operators and remova... more

05 Jan 2015

EU-2015-02 EU Tariff Preference - Revision to GSP and Beneficiary Countries

Gafta has been informed of the revision to GSP and beneficiary country list and transitional arrangements for Ecuador. Introduction The GSP+ arrangement provides additional preferences to countries which ratify and implement a number of internat... more

05 Jan 2015

EU-2015-03 Belgium and Lithuania Position on Official Food and Feed Controls

Following on from previous circulars EU/2014/09 and EU/2014/13. Belgium position and information: On financing of controls and fees: BE position at the beginning of the discussions was in favour of Commission proposal. It would appear that the C... more

02 Jan 2015


We have been notified of the following: By Centro de Exportadores de Cereales, Argentina “Buenos Aires December 23 rd 2014 Ref: Strike at San Lorenzo ports Please kindly note that as from Dec 18th at 13:00 hours local time till Dec. 19... more

03 Jul 2014

Licences - End of Marketing Year 2013-2014

Please see attached file for Licences - End of Marketing Year 2013-2014. more