Category Archives: EUROPEAN & SPANISH REGULATIONS

A FREE MARKET IS A MARKET WITHOUT LAW

Cereals and their costs have been much talked in recent months, and they were the protagonists in the last International Fair of Animal Production, Figan 2011. Traders – stockists, multinational and feed manufacturers – showed their disagreement with the European Union as they do not intervene in prices and demanded the implementation of the Late Payment Legislation. Continue reading

THE EU IS THE WORLD´S TOP IMPORTER OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND THE SECOND LEADING EXPORTER

The latest MAP (Monitoring Agri-Trade Policy) looks at developments in trade over the past year, focusing in particular on the EU and how it has performed compared to other world players. World agricultural trade reached an all-time high, at least 12% (expressed in Euros) above the previous record set in 2008. The impact of the economic crisis led to a contraction of 6% in global agricultural exports in 2009 but they rebounded by nearly 20 % last year. Continue reading