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Welcome to the Eucolait website!


Eucolait, the European Association of Dairy Trade, represents the interests of  European exporters, importers and wholesalers of dairy products. Founded in 1959, Eucolait today has over 500 member companies in 16 EU Member States and a number of associate members outside the EU.
 
Eucolait promotes the interests of the dairy trade towards the European Institutions. We also act as a a platform for discussion and meetings for European and international dairy trade companies and provide an unparalleled information service to our members.

We work mainly on agricultural, food and trade policy issues and any other matters relevant for the business of our members. We also provide comprehensive information on the latest dairy market developments.
 
This public website offers some general information about our organisation, our activities and positions as well as on trade in dairy products.

 
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Five decades of EU dairy policy

Today, as intervention seems to dominate market discussions and we have the highest stocks of SMP since the early nineties, it is good to remember the EU dairy sector has never been as free from government influence as it is today.

 

In addition to the 50th anniversary of GemZu, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome which was signed on 25 March 1957 and established the European Economic Community. Modified on several occasions and today called the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (since the Lisbon Treaty), it contains the foundations of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) which have remained virtually unchanged over time.

 

The EU's dairy policy came into being in the 1960s as part of the CAP, born in 1962 and followed by the common market organisation for dairy products in 1968.

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