WTO rejects Colombian anti-dumping duties on frozen fries from Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands
December 23, 2022
Arbitrators have in substance ruled in favour of the EU in the first WTO appeal dealt with under the ‘Multi-party interim appeal arbitration arrangement', known as the ‘MPIA'.
The EU clarifies the application of the LMR of sprout inhibitor CIPC in potato
March 08, 2021
Good news for the potato sector: the European Commission has recently formally set the value of 0.4 ppm as the temporary maximum residual limit (LMRt) in potato (products).
Bruselas aprueba plan búlgaro de ayuda a productores de patatas por el Covid-19
August 31, 2020
La Comisión Europea ha aprobado un plan búlgaro de aproximadamente 29 millones de euros para ayudar a los agricultores que crían rumiantes grandes y pequeños y a los productores de patatas afectados por el brote de coronavirus.
Belgapom: Maximum effort required to remove CIPC from potato storage sheds
January 13, 2020
Entering a new era in potato storage: Belgapom has formulated its position on how to handle chlorpropham as of the 2020 harvest.
Getting to the Root of Food Safety in the Potato Industry
July 30, 2019
Sensor-based sorter manufacturer TOMRA offers their insights on the impact of sorting technology on food safety in the Potato Processing Industry
Llevarían a Colombia ante la OMC por imposición de aranceles
November 10, 2018
El país suramericano quiere aplicar impuestos contra las papas fritas de Bélgica, Países Bajos y Alemania.
Belgapom and VAVI respond to commotion in potato sector
August 20, 2018
The warm and dry weather of recent months has caused a commotion in the potato sector in Northern Europe. This is why representatives of both the Dutch and Belgian potato sectors came together to discuss the situation and to voice their concerns.
Potato growers propose pan-European approach to resolve contract issues with processors due to extreme weather
August 14, 2018
The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) conclude that the potato production this year in North-Western Europe will be much lower than average and that quality issues will be a main challenge.
Unlawful use of farm-saved seed potatoes in Belgium leads to large fine and damage compensation
May 23, 2017
The Antwerp Court of Appeal has sentenced a farmer in the Belgian province of Antwerp to pay a large fine and damage compensation to Breeders Trust for not reporting his acreage farm saved seed for the varieties Asterix and Fontane which are protected under Plant Breeders’ Rights.
Breeders Trust sues Belgian farmers and a French Fry Manufacturer for illegal multiplication of seed potatoes.
October 22, 2013
Breeders Trust, an organisation set up by seed potato companies to enforce proper contributions by farmers for use of proprietary potato varieties, has sued two Belgian Farmers for infraction of breeders rights of potato varieties.