FRUCOM was invited to a working lunch with the Australian official representatives. Among issues raised: the EU Green Deal and Farm-to-Fork and sustainability commitments by the Australian government and the food chain, progress on the EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement, the EU food safety norms, in particular in relation to pesticides and import controls on foods of non-animal origin.
Mrs Caroline Millar Ambassador of Australia to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union, and NATO hosted the event with Ms Su McCluskey, Special Representative for Australian Agriculture. Other attended included Mr Dirk Jacobs Director General, FoodDrinkEurope, Mr Karsten Maier, Secretary General European Livestock and Meat Trades Union, Mr Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General COPA COGECA, Ms Marie Van Raemdonck Executive Director European Sugar Refineries Association, Ms Erin Tomkinson, Australian Mission Counsellor.
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