On 30 November 2022, EFFA hosted a webinar for its membership on the EU Green Deal and its impact for the flavour industry. The event saw also the participation as guest of Sebastian Emig, Executive Director and Olivier Devaux, Senior Public Affairs & Communications Manager of the European Snacks Association (ESA). Mr Emig provided a presentation over the effects of the Green Deal on the snacks industry.
The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, unveiled by the European Commission (EC) on February 2022, is going to affect the whole EU business environment by introducing rules on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards on the whole supply chains of operators.
On the 30th of September, the European Flavour Association (EFFA) held its General Assembly 2022 on hybrid mode, in Istanbul (Turkey) and online. Company Members and National Associations gathered around the Bosphorus to review the work done by the Association this year and start planning the priorities for 2023.
Mr Andrea Occhionero joins the European Flavour Association (EFFA) as the new Public Affairs Manager. He brings to the role more than three years of experience in the field of public policy, government affairs, and advocacy in the public and private sectors.
Five years after the first Brussels FlavourDay, and following events in various European cities, including Paris and Berlin earlier this year, the FlavourDay reinvented itself for a full European audience with a Virtual FlavourDay. The challenge? To keep what makes the FlavourDay special: the possibility for the attendees to 'taste' the key messages of the event. The answer? The Flavour of Europe.
[Brussels, 25 October 2021] EFFA has officially signed the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices.
As one of the deliverables of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy, the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Business & Marketing Practices aims to tangibly improve the sustainability performance of all actors involved in the food supply chain. The Code was developed by involvement of all relevant agri-food stakeholders with the EU Commission. EFFA also participated to meetings in which the Code was under development and discussion.
On the 30th of September, the European Flavour Association (EFFA) held its General Assembly 2021 in hybrid mode (in Brussels and online). The EFFA GA appointed Mr Marc van der Duijs as the new EFFA President for the 2021-2023 term. Mr van der Duijs is Vice President, Regional Manager Flavours Europe at IFF and has been in the industry for over three decades.
The GA also appointed three new Board members: Mr Karel Stoschek (Firmenich), elected as EFFA Vice-President, Mr Arjan Stam (Givaudan), and Mr Walter Ribeiro (Symrise). Mr Jean Mane, representing the French Flavour Association SNIAA, was also elected as EFFA Treasurer.
Lifting Tariffs Will Help Both Economies Recover From the COVID-19 Pandemic
In advance of the upcoming EU-U.S. summit in Brussels, EFFA joins other 112 organisations in reiterating the call for the permanent removal of tariffs on sectors unrelated to the ongoing transatlantic trade disputes. The transatlantic relationship is of enormous economic importance to our sectors, and we are eager to see it protected and nurtured. We welcome the positive steps to de-escalate the disputes over the past few months and hope that both sides can build on this positive momentum to secure the permanent removal of retaliatory tariffs on our products.
Brussels - 29 April 2021. Eight-eight European and American organisations impacted by EU-US retaliatory tariffs sent a letter today to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joseph R. Biden urging the permanent removal of tariffs on sectors unrelated to the ongoing Trans-Atlantic trade disputes.
72 U.S. and EU Associations Send Joint Letter to U.S. President Biden and EU President von der Leyen Calling for Immediate Suspension of Retaliatory Tariffs
Lifting Tariffs Will Ease Economic Burden & Help Reset Trans-Atlantic Trading Relationship
Seventy-two U.S. and European associations representing a wide range of industries sent a letter today to President Joseph R. Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen urging the immediate suspension of tariffs on sectors unrelated to the ongoing Trans-Atlantic trade disputes.
We, European Associations representing a wide number of economic sectors affected directly or indirectly by comitology rules, re-iterate the request for timely, reliable authorisations of safe products, based on the best available science from the EU’s own risk assessment agencies. Such decisions are central for innovation, continued investments, jobs and growth, as well as consumer confidence and safety in the EU. Innovation, in turn, is critical to achieving the goals of the European Green Deal and the EU’s industrial strategy.