COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC reiterate the need for a robust, predictable EU GM import authorisation system providing legal certainty to operators to ensure vital protein supplies to the EU feed and livestock sector.
We regret the absence of any explication for the extended delay of the final decision stage on these pending GM import market authorisations which has created undue uncertainty in export countries and at the level of importers, food and feed business operators.
All market partners rely on a fully functioning EU regulatory framework, to be able to make forward contracts covering the supply of new crop vegetable protein meeting the demand of the EU food, feed and livestock sector which is dependent to 70% on imports of protein-rich raw and feed materials.
FEFAC and BFA are pleased to confirm the new dates of our XXIX FEFAC Congress which will be held on September 24-25, 2020 in Antwerp in the Queen Elisabeth Hall. We will shortly provide you with updated information regarding the draft programme and registration process.