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Improving Food Supply Chain in the EU

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Published on March 6, 2014

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Presented by Benjamin Vallin, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, at the 1st Meeting of the Food and Beverages Processing Expert Group, OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe. 4 March 2014, Paris, France.
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The High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain Benjamin Vallin DG Enterprise and Industry Unit F4 | Food & Healthcare industries, Biotechnology Enterprise and Industry Food and Beverages Processing Expert Group OECD, Paris, 4 March 2014

Food and beverages in the EU Huge market Over 500 million consumers 15% household expenses (21% with catering) Major role in EU economy 17 million companies and agric. holdings No. 1 EU manufacturing sector in value added and turnover (EUR 1 trillion) EU = No. 1 on global agri-food markets 19% of total agri-food export flows 6% of EU GDP in employment (4.2 million) Share is decreasing Enterprise and Industry 2

Timeline 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 • High Level Group on Competitiveness • Recommendations, followed by a Commission Communication • High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain • Report on roadmap implementation, recommendations for further action • Mandate extended until end-2014 • Final report Enterprise and Industry

Timeline 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 • High Level Group on Competitiveness • Recommendations, followed by a Commission Communication • High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain • Report on roadmap implementation, recommendations for further action • Mandate extended until end-2014 • Final report Enterprise and Industry

High level group on the competitiveness of the food industry Task: Identify the factors that influence the competitive position and sustainability of the food industry Formulate a set of sector-specific recommendations Enterprise and Industry

Membership Ministers NGOs Farmers Commission Trade unions Traders Manufacturers Enterprise and Industry

A vision for the food & drink industry  The creation of a highly competitive European food industry that is a world leader in providing consumers with a wide variety of sustainable, safe, nutritious and high-quality food commodities at affordable prices. Enterprise and Industry

Integrated approach Trade & exports Research and innovation Operation of the food chain Internal market for food Agriculture & environment Enterprise and Industry

Results 30 recommendations (March 2009)  Addressed to all stakeholders Roadmap of Key Initiatives (July 2009)  Clear time line for implementation Commission Communication 'a better functioning food supply chain in Europe' (Oct. 2009)  Commission's initiatives Enterprise and Industry

Timeline 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 • High Level Group on Competitiveness • Recommendations, followed by a Commission Communication • High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain • Report on roadmap implementation, recommendations for further action • Mandate extended until end-2014 • Final report Enterprise and Industry

High Level For for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain Task: Help with the development of industrial policy in the food sector Advise on the implementation of the 2009 roadmap of key initiatives and Commission Communication Enterprise and Industry

2012 report Priorities for continued work Roadmap 80% implemented Enterprise and Industry

Examples of outcomes Recommendation Result Address relationships along the food supply Self-regulatory initiative chain with a view to adopt an EU-wide code on B2B trading practice of conduct launched European sectoral dialogue as a tool of good governance Sectoral social dialogue committee established Improve impact assessments to better take Guidance developped into account the effects on the chain and and broadly used in on small and medium-sized companies Commission assessments Tackle the issues of asyncrhonous authorisation of GMOs Technical solution for low level presence in feed Ensure proper implementation of EU food legislation by Member States New and updated guidance; trainings Enterprise and Industry

Current priorities Business-to-business trading practice Fitness check & the regulatory fitness programme Sustainable food Price monitoring New/upcoming challenges (food taxes…) Expo Milano 2015 Enterprise and Industry 14

In summary… EU food prices monitoring tool Self-regulatory initiative on B2B trading practices Interaction with many policy developments Duration extended twice Process Outcomes Structured social dialogue in EU food industry Membership expanded twice, from 28 to 45 Joint work by private stakeholders Interest from other EU institutions etc. Enterprise and Industry 15

Thank you for your attention! http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/food/com petitiveness/forum_food/ Enterprise and Industry

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