Overview page

  1. October 18, 2019

    Waste or resource: barriers to a circular economy

    The Task Force Herijking Afvalstoffen chaired by Winnie Sorgdrager has identified obstacles that governments and companies are experiencing on their way to a circular economy. In order to be able to deal with scarce resources and to limit waste production and environmental impact, legislation and regulations often still pose a barrier. The report was commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Association of Dutch Water Authorities. State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven who received the report on behalf of the Dutch cabinet: “The Netherlands will be fully circular in 2050. That is the transition that we are supporting together. In order to give wings to this transition, waste legislation and regulations must also be in order. The report helps to find those places where the rules are still tight. "
    Read more
  2. October 17, 2019

    Brexit: EU and UK negotiators agree on new text (update 2)


    Read more
  3. October 17, 2019

    Brexit: EU and UK negotiators agree on new text (update)


    Read more
  4. WTO approves U.S. “Airbus tariffs” on EU products


    Read more
  5. October 14, 2019

    Malaysia revises export duty structure CPO


    Read more
  6. EU intends to impose definitive duties on Indonesian biodiesel


    Read more
  7. October 9, 2019

    New Dietary guidelines for the Belgian adult population

    On October 1st a scientific advisory report was published by the Superior Health Council of Belgium which provides Food Based Dietary Guidelines (FBDG) for the Belgian adult population. The advise offers guidance to public health policy-makers.
    Read more
  8. UK publishes “no deal” import duties on oils and fats


    Read more
  9. U.S. to impose 10% and 25% tariffs on EU goods on 18 October


    Read more
  10. September 27, 2019

    U.S. Airbus tariffs to trigger EU duties on U.S. oils and fats?


    Read more