WEBINAR: Selling Food into the European Union: What U.S. Companies Need to Know

  • November 9, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Please join our sister chapter, EACCNY, together with the US Department of Commerce for a presentation on selling food into the European Union.

– Trends – Food and Drink Opportunities in Europe
– The logistical aspects of selling food into Europe
– The legal requirements of selling food in Europe

Our experts will be addressing issues such as:
 – Food and Drink Opportunities in Europe

  The logistical aspects of selling food into Europe
From point A to point Z: a step by step transatlantic journey products from the United States to Europe:
 Processes: what you need to know to efficiently and effectively sell food into Europe
 Handling and Storage
  Types of Storage: Advantages and Disadvantages:
>> Bonded Warehouse
>> VAT Warehouse
>> Direct delivery
 Import duty and customs requirements

The legal requirements of selling food in Europe
 EU Food Law – system of European and national law
>> What are European Directives, Regulations, Decisions?
>> Implementation in EU Member States
>> Food Law: Most relevant legislative acts Requirements to be met for placing food onto the European market>> Who is responsible – Food Business Operators
>> Food Safety
>> Food Hygiene
>> Food Labelling – mandatory requirements, health and nutrition claims, other marketing terms (fresh, natural, homemade)
>> Composition and ingredients incl. additives, flavours etc.
>> Specific food categories: organic, novel food, GMO. Consequences of non-compliance
>> Investigations by competent authorities
>> Enforcement action- Label amends/Prosecution/Administrative actions – Fines and imprisonment
>> Withdrawal and Recall – Rapid Alert System (RASSF) Other legal considerations of placing food onto the European market
>> Intellectual Property – brand and trademark protection
>> Competition considerations
>> Contractual arrangements – role of importer and distributor
>> Online salesSPEAKERS:
• Jennifer Lappin, Agricultural Attaché, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA, U.S. Mission to the European Union
• Katie Vickery, Partner, Osborne Clarke
• Michael SAS, Director, North America, foodcareplus, Inc. & President, Across Foods, LLC

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Webinar Program
1:00 – 1:30 PM – Q & A

EACCNY Member: $50
EACCNY Non-member: $50

This program is in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service International Trade Administration | U.S. Department of Commerce

web based program

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