Comparative analysis of EU standards in food safety, environment, animal welfare and other non-trade concerns with some selected countries

Wagenberg, C.P.A. van; Brouwer, F.M.; Hoste, R.; Rau, M.L.


Standards for food safety, animal and plant health in Brazil, New Zealand and the USA are similar to those in the EU. Ukraine is in transition towards comparable standards. These topics are already incorporated in the framework of trade agreements. Standards for the environment, animal welfare and labour conditions are lower than in the EU or lacking in these countries. These topics are not or only marginally incorporated in the framework of trade agreements