We publish attached the text of the press release issued by the Commission following the agreement for Vietnam. Obviously the positive considerations expressed by Commissioner Malmström is omitted to indicate the problems that this agreement could create for rice production Italian and European already severely damaged by the duty-free imports from the LDCs.
It is now more than necessary to organize as soon as possible in Brussels meetings with Parliament, DG Trade, DG Agri, Commission and Copa Cogeca to prevent the EU model / Vietnam for rice, not really constitute a model to follow.
source: Raggiunto l’accordo tra l’Unione europea e il Vietnam – Ente Nazionale Risi.
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