SUCCESS Strategic Use of Competitiveness towards Consolidating the Economic Sustainability of the european Seafood sector
SUCCESSStrategic Use of Competitiveness towards Consolidating the Economic Sustainability of the european Seafood sector 

Workshop Future Trade in Seafood : Impacts of BREXIT, free trade agreements, and looming shifts in international trade policies affected through Non-Tariff-Measures (NTMs)

10-11 October 2017 - Brussels (Belgium)


The event will provide first hand-information for Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) in EU fisheries and aquaculture sector value chains. Both sectors rely on exporting to third countries and importing from third countries. Recent global events and technological developments are potentially changing the trade environment and NTMs are important. The specific aim of the workshop is to identify which NTMs matter and are relevant for the EU fishery/aquaculture sector, and to identify the actual issues at hand to inform and improve EU policy. Furthermore, if possible some cost indication will be retrieved to inform the impact of NTMs on EU public policies. A summary of key issues to be covered is:

• Competing with imports, challenges and differentiators – ensuring the same playing field (i.e. fairness), e.g. health controls, quality, production regulations etc.,
• Free trade versus protectionist policies,
• Importance of imports for the markets,
• Importance of exports to the industry,
• Regulation and NTMs at local, national and EU levels,
• Links between imports and markets –opportunities for improved marketing / new markets,
• Financial impact of NTMs on competitiveness, are some positive other negative,
• Hidden costs in the value chain due to NTMs or other objective barriers



More details on outcomes coming soon.


WORKSHOP NTMs Brussels - agenda
SUCCESS_NTM WS Agenda_v8.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [1.0 MB]




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“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 635188”