GLOBAL PILLS

1: Do European Union's free trade agreements make our food less safe? (with Emily Rees)

August 24, 2020 Giovanni Gruni
GLOBAL PILLS
1: Do European Union's free trade agreements make our food less safe? (with Emily Rees)
Chapters
00:01:04
What is a free trade agreement?
00:01:54
Why is the European Union negotiating free trade agreements on behalf of EU’s Member States? Why Spain, France or Germany for instance are not negotiating them on their own?
00:03:48
What is the point of negotiating these free trade agreements if there is already the World Trade Organization?
00:05:10
What are the most impactful free trade agreements the European Union has concluded so far?
00:05:54
Let’s move the focus more towards trade in food. Are these free trade agreements relevant for food and agricultural products?
00:07:57
Why some people think world trade rules affect the safety of the food we eat?
00:10:48
What are the main international rules affecting food safety?
00:11:36
What was the European Union trying to achieve with regard to trade in food in the negotiations with Japan and Canada and has the European Union achieved it?
00:13:14
What about geographical indications?
00:15:03
Do CETA and the EU-Japan FTA impact the way the European Union and its Member States can take precautionary measures to protect the safety of the food we eat?
00:17:05
Do what you said about CETA with Canada and the EU Japan FTA apply to these South American free trade agreements as well?
00:17:52
We conclude the podcast asking our guest what is in their opinion the number one challenge in their area of interest.
00:19:13
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GLOBAL PILLS
1: Do European Union's free trade agreements make our food less safe? (with Emily Rees)
Aug 24, 2020
Giovanni Gruni

There has been a lot of discussion in the news about free trade agreements concluded by the European Union and how they affect the food we eat. You might have heard for instance of acronyms like CETA and issues such as chlorinated chicken or carcinogenic growth hormones in meat. But do EU’s free trade agreements make our food less safe? 

We discuss this with Emily Rees, Senior Fellow at the European Centre for International Political Economy and Founder of Trade Strategies, a trade and regulatory advisory consultancy.  Emily comes from an extensive career in trade policy and economic diplomacy. She served as Trade Attaché of France to Brazil and led Brazil’s trade and investment agency with the European Union.

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There has been a lot of discussion in the news about free trade agreements concluded by the European Union and how they affect the food we eat. You might have heard for instance of acronyms like CETA and issues such as chlorinated chicken or carcinogenic growth hormones in meat. But do EU’s free trade agreements make our food less safe? 

We discuss this with Emily Rees, Senior Fellow at the European Centre for International Political Economy and Founder of Trade Strategies, a trade and regulatory advisory consultancy.  Emily comes from an extensive career in trade policy and economic diplomacy. She served as Trade Attaché of France to Brazil and led Brazil’s trade and investment agency with the European Union.

What is a free trade agreement?
Why is the European Union negotiating free trade agreements on behalf of EU’s Member States? Why Spain, France or Germany for instance are not negotiating them on their own?
What is the point of negotiating these free trade agreements if there is already the World Trade Organization?
What are the most impactful free trade agreements the European Union has concluded so far?
Let’s move the focus more towards trade in food. Are these free trade agreements relevant for food and agricultural products?
Why some people think world trade rules affect the safety of the food we eat?
What are the main international rules affecting food safety?
What was the European Union trying to achieve with regard to trade in food in the negotiations with Japan and Canada and has the European Union achieved it?
What about geographical indications?
Do CETA and the EU-Japan FTA impact the way the European Union and its Member States can take precautionary measures to protect the safety of the food we eat?
Do what you said about CETA with Canada and the EU Japan FTA apply to these South American free trade agreements as well?
We conclude the podcast asking our guest what is in their opinion the number one challenge in their area of interest.
How to subscribe and contact Global Pills