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Highlights Agroberichten Buitenland week 5, 2023

Highlights Agroberichten Buitenland is de wekelijkse nieuwsbrief van het Landbouwattachénetwerk. U wordt iedere week geattendeerd op nieuws, activiteiten en achtergrondinformatie van 60 landbouwteams actief in 80 landen. Via de link onderaan kunt u collega's attenderen om zich ook te abonneren.

EUROPE - Frankrijk: doelstellingen voor emissie ammoniak door de landbouw vastgesteld

Op 26 december 2022 heeft de Franse overheid bekend gemaakt wat de doelstellingen zijn voor de reductie van de emissies van ammoniak en stikstofoxide vanuit de landbouw naar de lucht voor de komende jaren.

Frankrijk: doelstellingen voor emissie ammoniak door de landbouw vastgesteld

Pacte d`orientation FR
Beeld: ©MASA

- Hungary: price cap and export control measures to be lifted

The government decides to repeal the food price cap and cereal export control measures, food inflation reaches 50%, new subsidy for SME butcher shops, and the invention that became a big success in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more in the weekly briefing on agriculture, food and nature news in Hungary

Hungary: Price cap and export control measures to be lifted

A trader's stand in a market hall in Budapest, Hungary
Beeld: ©Zoltán Szászi

- Poland: agricultural trade 2022

In January, Wageningen Economic Research and Statistics Netherlands published their report about the developments in the Dutch trade in agricultural products in 2022. Poland remains the 8th export destination for the Dutch agrisector in terms of value. In terms of value of import, Poland ranks 7th when it comes to countries of origin.

Agricultural trade 2022: Poland and the Netherlands

Beeld: ©CBS

- Romania: economy set to outpace stagnating neighbors

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the Romanian economy to grow by 3.1% this year, supported by European Union funding, currency stability, and foreign investment, allowing it to outpace stagnating neighbours like Poland and Hungary.

Romanian economy set to outpace stagnating neighbors

- Serbia: the Netherlands at the AgroBelgrade Fair

The AgroBelgrade was a success, new projects rolling out as part of IPARD 3, the difficulties that cattle and pig farmers face, investment news from Al Dahra, decreasing water levels in flooded areas. Read more in the weekly briefing on agriculture, food and nature news in Serbia.

The Netherlands at the AgroBelgrade Fair in Serbia

People stand in front of an orange Dutch pavilion at an expo.
Beeld: ©Niek Veen

- Spain: new indirect tax on non-reusable plastic packaging

Spain has introduced a plastic tax to contribute to fight against climate change and to protect the environment. It includes an excise tax on non-reusable plastic packaging. The new tax will impact most industrial and consumer products businesses. Exceptions are available for packaging of certain medical products.

Spain: New indirect tax on non-reusable plastic packaging


- Verenigd Koninkrijk: oponthoud verwacht door staking douanepersoneel op Britse zee- en luchthavens

De Britse vakbond PCS heeft voor woensdag 1 februari een landelijke staking aangekondigd. De lokale douaneautoriteiten waarschuwen voor ernstige vertragingen in het logistieke proces in zee- en op luchthavens. De vertragingen zullen naar verwachting duren tot in de middag van donderdag 2 februari.

Oponthoud verwacht door staking douanepersoneel op Britse zee- en luchthavens

Port of Dover
Beeld: Image by Danny Hawkwood from Pixabay

AFRICA - Algeria: barcode mandatory on imported agricultural inputs and food products

Since 2022, pre-packaged foodstuffs and non-food items intended for human consumption, including agricultural inputs like seeds, fertilizers and animal feed - whether locally manufactured or imported - must bear a barcode. This is in accordance with technical regulations setting up the conditions and terms applicable to the affixing of bar codes on products intended for human consumption. From 29 March 2023 onwards products without barcode will be prohibited access to the Algerian market.

Mandatory barcode in Algeria

AMERICAS - Argentina: alarming drought, a drop in grain production is expected

Argentina is facing one of the worst droughts in its history: almost 55% of the territory's surface is affected by lack of rain or in conditions of water stress. The high temperatures and the lack of rainfall between the months of September and December have caused a great deterioration of crops. The economic consequences are beginning to be felt in various crops, but all eyes are on soybeans, the country's main export product.

Alarming drought in Argentina: for the new 2022/23 campaign, a drop in grain production is expected

Alarming drought in Argentina, girasol seca
Beeld: ©BLUE-LNV

- Mexico: trade mission Agriculture & Water Mexico

Are you a Dutch company, active in the field of water and agriculture, and are you curious about your market opportunities in Mexico? Then take part in the trade mission to the Mexican states of Baja California Norte and Jalisco from 23 to 28 March 2023, immediately after GreenTech Americas. Join us and contribute to the change that this sector needs.

Trade Mission Agriculture & Water Mexico

Beeld: ©LAN Mexico

ASIA - Japan: uitnodiging trendtour Tokyo & FOODEX

Export Partner B.V., het bedrijf dat het Nederlandse paviljoen organiseert op Foodex Japan 2023, nodigt u graag uit voor een trendtour door Tokyo en voor netwerkevenementen georganiseerd door Export Partner in samenwerking met Denise Lutz, de landbouwraad in Tokio. Deze tour brengt u (begeleid door een marktexpert) door Retail & Foodservice, neemt u mee in het zakendoen met Japan en zal culturele hotspots niet overslaan. De trendtour vindt plaats van 4 tot en met 7 maart 2023.

Uitnodiging Trendtour Tokyo & FOODEX (4 t/m 10 maart 2023)

- Thailand: Thai-Dutch Agricultural Cooperation MOU

Thailand and the Netherlands are working on Agricultural Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen scientific, facilitate business and support knowledge exchange between the two countries for innovative and sustainable agricultural and food systems.

A meeting to follow up on: Thai – Dutch Agricultural Cooperation MOU

Beeld: ©Chantachitpreecha, KS / EKN


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