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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

EU announces talks with Mexico over possible organic trade dealEU, Mexico open talks over trade in organic products 18 February 2016

The EU and Mexico have announced talks to deepen their already close trading relationship by negotiating a bilateral agreement on importing and exporting organic products.

MB's new CEO said Ethiopia has Ethiopian dairy MB plc secures investment from US fund Schulze Global 28 January 2016

US investment firm Schulze Global Investments has acquired a 45% stake in Ethiopian dairy firm MB plc.

WTO deal to bring phased end to agrifood subsidiesWorld Trade Organization announces deal on farming subsidies 21 December 2015

Food export subsidies are to be scrapped after a World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Nairobi agreed on Friday (18 December) to phase out the trade sweeteners.

Politicians in Strasbourg opposed European Commission proposal on GMO powersEuropean Parliament votes against national GMO controls 28 October 2015

The European Parliament could have stalled proposals from the European Commission to give EU member states powers to block the sale and use of genetically modified food and ingredients within their own territories.

Commission proposals to be scrutinised by European ParliamentEU infant formula advert rules could be eased 19 October 2015

EU member states could allow baby care and scientific publications to carry advertisements for infant formula, under new rules that will be reviewed by the European Parliament's environment, public health and food safety committee.

Brussels to investigate Denmark's fat levy, which was in place from 2011 to 2013Denmark's fat tax faces EU probe 6 February 2015

The European Commission is probing whether exemptions to Denmark's short-lived so-called fat tax generated unfair fiscal advantages for certain meat and dairy companies.

EU: Brussels nominates new food safety, agri commissioners 10 September 2014

The European Commission has put forward nominations for the EU's new commissioners for health and food safety and for agriculture.

Canned lines latest Ukraine products to be banned by RussiaRUSSIA: Moscow bans canned products from Ukraine 29 July 2014

Russia's agricultural watchdog has announced a ban on imports from Ukraine of canned vegetables, fruit and fish.

Brussels acted on advice of European Food Safety AuthorityEU: Brussels tightens cadmium rules for formula, chocolate 15 May 2014

The European Commission has said lowered the level of cadmium that manufacturers of infant formula and chocolate can include in their products.

Industry watchers believe proposals could see producers quit organic productionIn the spotlight: Brussels organic plans cause concern 4 April 2014

Food retailers across the EU are facing additional administration to sell organic food products, because of reforms proposed last week by the European Commission, writes Keith Nuthall.

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