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Brussels will demand more adaptation to European environmental and health standards for imported food

Through a note made public, the European Commission (EC) sees room to be able to demand from food imported by the European Union the environmental and health production standards that apply to European products, provided that the Organization’s standards are respected World Trade (WTO).

This is one of the requests demanded by many European countries, including Spain. This is what is called “mirror clauses”.

In fact, France, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU this semester, has made the objective of promoting reciprocity in production standards one of its main priorities. The commission recalls the “broad consensus” that exists today on the need for a transition towards sustainable and resilient food systems and the role that the EU must play in this global transition.

The agreements, currently under negotiation, include a chapter on sustainable food systems, something the EU plans to propose in any future agreement.