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Keith Nuthall

Keith NuthallBiography

Keith Nuthall is an experienced journalist specialising in international organisations, law and regulation, especially the European Union and the World Trade Organisation. He has written extensively on EU support for the food sector – notably on the Common Agricultural Policy, EU labelling and packaging rules, the WTO's Agreement on Agriculture, related WTO disputes, the European Food Safety Authority, and bilateral or multilateral trade agreements impacting the food sector.

He is the founder and director of International News Services Ltd, a global news agency supplying specialist publications with foreign news and features, including on emerging markets.

Articles by Keith Nuthall

Norway to expand quota for EU cheeseEU, Norway strike new food trade deal 7 April 2017

A new food trade agreement has been struck between the EU and Norway.

China had argued EU poultry tariffs broke trade rulesWTO dismisses bulk of China complaints over EU poultry tariffs 28 March 2017

The World Trade Organization has rejected most of China’s complaints against EU poultry tariff quotas - although Beijing could secure improved access in one area.

Honey among products set to be covered by trade dealEU ministers sign Chile organic food deal 7 March 2017

The EU's Council of Ministers has approved a deal that will see the trading bloc and Chile recognise each other's rules on organic certification.

Hershey among companies testing 3D printingPackaged food eyeing 3D printing but progress uneven - analysis 3 October 2016

What impact could the 3D printing of food have on the sector? It's one of the most-discussed issues among product developers. While there are chefs experimenting with using 3D printing to customise dishes or add some automation to their kitchens, some of the food industry's packaged food giants are also looking closely at the technology. Mandy Kovacs, Poorna Rodrigo, Kitty So and Kathryn Wortley report.

Beijing plans to continue anti-subsidy duties on US poultry exportsChina to renew anti-subsidy duties on US poultry products 23 August 2016

China’s ministry of commerce has extended for another five years countervailing (anti-subsidy) duties that have been charged on US imports of broiler chicken products.

Russia introduced restrictions on EU pork at start of 2014Russia swine fever ban on EU pork illegal, WTO rules 22 August 2016

Russia is studying a ruling released by the WTO saying the country's bans on EU exports of pigs, pigmeat and related products, imposed over African swine fever (ASF) cases, breach global trade laws.

EU issued complaint about Russia palm oil dutiesRussia palm oil duties break WTO rules 15 August 2016

The World Trade Organization has told Russia its import duties on palm oil and its fractions break global trading rules.

India, US in WTO spat over poultry importsIndia, US face off in poultry trade row  20 July 2016

The Indian government has reacted with dismay to a US bid to seek World Trade Organisation (WTO) authorisation for retaliatory duties over its retention of restrictions on American poultry exports. 

US confirms commitment to trade partnership with EUBrexit – UK status uncertain as US confirms commitment to TTIP with EU 27 June 2016

US Trade Representative Michael Froman has said the US still values the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the EU, despite the UK referendum vote to leave the bloc.

It will likely be two years before the UK's trade arrangements with the EU are re-setBrexit sparks uncertainty over food rules and trade for UK - comment 24 June 2016

It is hard to predict just what Brexit will mean for food and drink regulations in the UK and for the country's trade arrangements with the EU, as well as third countries. Keith Nuthall sets out what could happen next.

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