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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 and organisations in 17 EU Member States as well as outside the EU.
 
We keep in touch with the EU institutions and other bodies on dairy trade related topics, act as a a platform for discussion and meetings for European and global dairy businesses and provide an unparalleled information service to our members.

Our areas of work include mainly agricultural, food and trade policy issues and dairy market information.
 
The public section of our website offers some general information about our organisation, our activities and positions as well as on trade in dairy products.

 
LATEST NEWS

11.03.2021 - Eucolait considerations on proposed changes to the sCMO regulation

Eucolait supports a market oriented dairy policy. Since the mid 2000’s, the European dairy sector has gone through significant changes and a gradual liberalisation process, culminating in the abolition of the milk quota system in 2015. A return to the past is neither feasible, nor desirable. We are therefore quite satisfied with the single Common Market Organisation (sCMO) proposal presented by the Commission in 2018 and the position taken by the Council, which contained minimal changes with respect to the dairy sector. The current sCMO based on Regulation 1308/2013 serves dairy well, protecting terms reserved for milk products and allowing for a measured level of market intervention. The market management measures provide a safety net in times of market disturbance and overall they have proven their value to the sector. A certain degree of price volatility is inevitable and even needed for a dynamic marketplace, but managing extreme price volatility requires appropriate instruments, both private and public. Read more here

02.03.2021 - Eucolait reflections on the EU trade policy review communication

Eucolait welcomes the publication of the new trade strategy and the commitment of the Commission to an open, sustainable, and assertive trade policy in the next decade.  As the association representing the trade in the EU’s largest agri-food sector, we particularly appreciate the emphasis placed on open and fair trade with well-functioning, diversified and sustainable global value chains. It is crucial that the strategic autonomy is indeed open and does not translate into a policy of self-sufficiency and closed borders. Read more here



01.02.2021 - Eucolait welcomes publication of updated JRC study on trade agreements
 
Eucolait warmly supports the findings of the updated Joint Research Centre study, underlining the role of an open trade strategy in supporting the EU agri-food sector. The report is a timely and appropriate pro-trade message in advance of the publication of the Commission’s trade strategy (centred on ‘open strategic autonomy) which is expected in the coming weeks. Read more here
 

24.12.2020 - EU - UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement agreed
 
We welcome the last minute deal reached between the EU and UK that will apply provisionally from 1 January 2021. This agreement was always going to be about damage control. It is a comprehensive trade agreement representing the best possible outcome in this situation but it is of course much less valuable than the frictionless trade offered by the single market and customs union. More details about what the EU - UK TCA means for dairy here.

14.12.2020: EU - UK negotiations on the future partnership

Eucolait
commends the decision taken by the EU and the UK yesterday to continue negotiations. Multiple deadlines have been missed and the point until which businesses could have been expected to prepare for the changes on 1 January – if the changes were known – was passed months ago. Operators have of course taken precautionary measures but thorough preparedness for companies moving dairy products between the EU and UK trade is impossible as key variables remain unknown 2 weeks before the end of transition.
Read the full statement here.