Belgium sets mandatory origin labelling in France in question

At the next meeting of European agriculture ministers will our country in France, obligatory mention that a product in that country is produced. Belgium fear a protectionist convulsion at the French where the export burden will experience.

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France was last year the green light from the European Commission for two years as a mandatory origin labelling for milk and meat to the test. As a result, French producers since January 1, 2017 the exact origin of dairy and meat in their products on the label indicate.


According to the Belgian authorities, the French food companies are therefore more inclined to milk and meat from our own soil to use, what the Belgian producers in trouble. The export of milk to France in the spring of 2016, when the measure was announced already with seventeen per cent decreased in comparison with the prior year. That set the Belgian ministers, in a note, the French news agency AFP was able to read.

The export to the Netherlands or Germany is the same, sounds the. ‘Such as Belgium and a number of other member states were expected, the measures have an impact on the internal market’, it sounds in the note. Our country calls upon the European Commission to make a study on the effect of the French measure, and place the topic on the agenda of the next EU council of ministers Agriculture. That is next week Monday and Tuesday in Brussels.

Also read: ‘Gastronationalisme threatens Belgian food industry’

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