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Position paper - Mirror clauses for food and agricultural products

25 Jul 2022
Agriculture & Food
Trade & External Affairs

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) continues to welcome the EU’s focus on creating more sustainable food systems as outlined in the Farm to Fork strategy and the European Green Deal. Reciprocity in food trade agreements, also known as mirror clauses, has become increasingly prevalent in the debate on EU food safety and environmental standards in recent months. These clauses if adopted should be done so in a way that is compatible with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and does not create barriers for food trade. Any agreement should consider third-country perspectives, especially from those that have similar food productions methods and standards as those in the EU.

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