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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

Olive oil among products in spotlightEU states mull China legal fight over trademarks 11 August 2017

Greece has announced it and seven other EU member states may launch legal action over Beijing's refusal to ban China-registered trademarks of products falsely marketed as traditional EU-made foods.


Chocolate among products set to new certification standards, EU saysEU warning on China food certification changes 27 June 2017

The European Commission has warned China is planning to introduce what Brussels calls "unjustifiable food certification requirements" for imports into the country.


Feta on proposed list drawn up by EU and ChinaEU, China propose list of foods to get GI protection 6 June 2017

The EU and China's latest round of talks on geographical indications has seen the two sides set out the names of 100 traditional food and drink items manufacturers not based in historic production regions nor following standardised production techniques would be prevented from marketing.


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.


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