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.
EFFA joined Social Media (Twitter and LinkedIn) three years ago, and since then, we have come a long way. The initially more cautious steps are have evolved today into very active accounts with steady organic growth. And what is more important, a very useful tool to engage with our stakeholders, such as the EU institutions or customer associations.
EFFA co-signed a joint statement with other EU sectors affected by the Transatlantic Aircraft Dispute, calling for an urgent de-escalation.
We are delighted to share with you the EFFA Policy Manifesto, which includes the industry’s overall key messages, putting the European flavour industry in the right context of the ongoing policy dossiers at EU level.
The 12th EFFA General Assembly was held in virtually on 2nd of October 2020.
The EFFA President, Mr Antoine Kastler, welcomed the attendees to the EFFA General Assembly, representing National Associations and Member Companies. This is a yearly opportunity for the EFFA Secretariat to update the EFFA membership on the activities undertaken during the year and give an outlook to next year's projects.
We are delighted to share with you the brand-new EFFA Brochure. The Brochure provides information about EFFA, its membership, facts and figures about flavourings and highlights the position of the flavour industry as a key partner in the food and drink value chain.
EFFA together with our member the UK Flavour Association have developed a Joint Position Paper on the future EU-UK Trade agreement. The objective of this Paper is to outline the position of the European flavour industry for a future EU-UK trade agreement and explain the role the flavour industry plays in terms of trade.
At the last European Association Summit (EAS) 2020, taking place in Brussels on the 10th and 11th of March and gathering association professionals from all over Europe, EFFA was invited to provide a session on Membership Engagement.
The European Commission (EC) has recently published a Roadmap on the Farm to Fork Strategy where it recognises that a sustainable food strategy is key to achieving the goals of the European Union Green Deal.
On 31 January 2020 the United Kingdom officially left the European Union. We are now in a transition period, during which the future partnership will be negotiated. We hope a suitable agreement between the EU and UK will be reached by the end of the year.
EFFA is happy to be co-signatory of the new Joint Paper ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’, an initiative of the Industry4Europe coalition.