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New President, new Board members, new projects...a wind of change at the European Flavour Association

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.

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113 U.S. and EU Organisations Urge EU and U.S. to Lift Retaliatory Tariffs on Products Unrelated to Transatlantic Trade Disputes

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.

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88 European and American organisations urge EU and US to remove retaliatory tariffs on unrelated 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.

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EFFA co-signs a joint letter on the EU-US tariff dispute

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.

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EFFA co-signs Joint Statement: Comitology Reform Threatens Innovation

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.

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#Whatsyourflavour - Interview with Olivier Devaux

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.

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EU Sectors Affected by Transatlantic Aircraft Trade Disputes Call for Urgent De-escalation

EFFA co-signed a joint statement with other EU sectors affected by the Transatlantic Aircraft Dispute, calling for an urgent de-escalation.

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EFFA publishes its Policy Manifesto

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.

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EFFA General Assembly 2020

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.

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EFFA publishes its brand-new brochure

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.

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Joint Position Paper on the future EU-UK trade agreement

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.

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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.

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