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European agri-food products: exporting quality, safety and sustainability to Chinese consumers

Programme 议程

"European agri-food products: exporting quality, safety and sustainability to Chinese consumers"

Beijing-Brussels,

30-31 March 2022 

This digital seminar is open to all stakeholders (competent authorities of the relevant Chinese Ministries, importers, exporters, chambers of commerce, representatives of major retail chains in China, HORECA sector, consumers’ organisations, press & media and EU Member States representatives). 

Wednesday 30 March 2022

  1. 7:00-7:40 CET 13:00-13:40 CST
    Welcome and official opening
    • His Excellency Nicolas Chapuis, Ambassador of the European Union to China
    • Mr YU Jianhua, Ministry of Commerce, China International Trade Representative (minister’s level) and Vice Minister of Commerce
    • Mr Wolfgang Burtscher , Director General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
  2. 7:40-8:20 CET 13:40-14:20 CST
    Introductory presentation: Bilateral trade relations on agri-food products: challenges and opportunities

    Chairman and moderator: Mr John Clarke, Director International Relations, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

    Speakers:

    • Short Presentation of the Implementation of the EU-CN bilateral GI agreement by the representative of the government of CHINA – Ms Yu Ning, Deputy Director General (DDG) MOFCOM Department of Treaty and Law
    • Bilateral-trade relations between CHINA and the EU: challenges and opportunities, short presentation by Mr Raimondo Serra Deputy Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
  3. 8:20-9:00 CET 14:20 -15:00 CST
    The EU Green Deal, Sustainable Agriculture and the Farm to Fork Strategy

    Chairman : Mr Sergio Pavon, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

    Speaker :

    • Mr Olaf Heidelbach, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

     

    Q&A session 

  4. 9:00-9:20 CET 15:00-15:20 CST
    BREAK
  5. 9:20-10:05CET 15:20-16:05CST
    General presentation on EU food safety and quality system

    Linked to eLearning presentations available on an online platform 

    Q&A session 

    Topics covered in the round table: 

    • Overview of EU Legislative Framework on Food Safety, Animal Health and Plant Health 
    • Food traceability in the EU: How the EU ensures that food produced in Europe is safe and can be traced back 
    • EU legislation on food information to consumers: labelling, nutrition declaration, nutrition and health claims 
    • The EU as a single entity for international trade 

    Round table:

    Chairman: Mr Sergio Pavon, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

    Speakers:

    • Ms CHAVARRI-URETA Iciar, Directorate-General for Trade  European commission  
    • Mr Dionisi, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
    • Mr Patrick Deboyser, EU expert, College of Parma
  6. 10:05-10:50CET 16:05-16:50CST
    Animals and animal products. How the EU ensures safe and sustainable trade of animals and animal products?

    Q&A session 

    Topics covered in the round table:

    • Animal identification, traceability and animal welfare 
    • Official controls on animals and animal products in the EU 
    • How the EU is tackling the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance 
    • The principle of Regionalization on international trade 
    • The principal of Pre-listing of exporting establishments

    Round table :

    Chairman: Mr Sergio Pavon, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

    Speakers:

    • Mr Dionisi, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
    • Ms. CHAVARRI-URETA Iciar, Directorate-General for Trade European commission
  7. 10:50-11:35CET 16:50-17:35CST
    Plants and plant products: How the EU ensures the safe and sustainable trade of plants and plant products?

    Q&A session

    Topics covered in the round table:

    • The EU Phytosanitary system and the Plant Health Law 
    • EU management of pesticides and contaminants 
    • Official controls of plants and plant products in the EU 

    Round table :

    Chairman: Dr Ramunas Freigofas, Counsellor for health and food safety in the Delegation of the European Union in Beijing, China

    Speakers:

    • Mr Harry Arijs Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
    • Mr Patrick Deboyser, EU Expert, College of Parma

Thursday 31 March 2022

  1. 7:00-7:45 CET 13:00-13:45 CST
    Geographical Indications - opportunities for EU-CN bilateral trade 

    Round table: Chairman: Mr Georges-Henry Carrard, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

    Speaker: Mr Raimondo Serra, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

  2. 7:45-8:30 CET 13:45-14:30 CST
    Organic farming-opportunities for international trade 

    Round Table: Chairman Mr Damien Plan, Delegation of the European Union in Beijing, China

    Speakers:

    Ms Elena Panichi , Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

    Mr Miltiades Krymizis, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

  3. 8:30-8:45 CET 14:30-14:45 CST
    BREAK
  4. 8:45-10:00 CET 14:45-16:00 CST
    PRODUCT-ORIENTED SESSIONS (in parallel virtual rooms) on EU sanitary, technical and quality standards in different sectors

    Room 1: Cheeses and dairy products 

    • Ms Micky Mi, Head of regulatory Affairs China, Arlafoods 
    • Mr Iñigo Lizarraga, Policy officer Trade & Economics of EDA  

    Room 2: Wines, spirits and beers 

    • Mr Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, Secretary General of The Brewers of Europe 
    • Mr Ulrich ADAM, Director General of spirits EUROPE 
    • Mr Nicolas Ozanam, Délégué Général UMVIN 

    Room 3: Animal products: bovine meat, pork, processed meat products, poultry 

    • Mr Paolo Patruno, Deputy Secretary General CLITRAVI 
    • Ms Birthe Steenberg, Secretary General of AVEC 
    • Mr Karsten Maier, Secretary General of UECBV

    Room 4: Fruits and vegetables, olive oil 

    • Mr Philippe BINARD, General Delegate Freshfel 
    • Ms Teresa Pérez Millán, General Manager Interprofessional Spanish Olive Oil Organization

    Room 5: Processed agricultural products 

    • Ms Golchin Kamali Kocyigit, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs Barry-Callebaut 
    • Ms Han Ching Lau, Regulatory Affairs Manager Barry Callebaut
  5. 10:00-11:10CET 16:00-17:10CST
    ROUNDTABLE DEBATE

    How to boost EU-China trade in agri-food products. 

    The Chinese market: challenges and opportunities for bilateral trade

    Participants:

    Chairman of the Round Table debate China based moderator

    Participants EU side: 

    • Mr Francois Blanc - Agriculture Counsellor (France Embassy in China) 
    • Mr Karel van Bommel - Agriculture Counsellor (Netherlands Embassy in China) 
    • Ms Ziting Zhang - Head of Government Affairs EUCCC (European Chamber of Commerce in China) 

    Participants Chinese side: 

    • Ms Yulu - Vice President CFNA (China Chamber of Commerce for import and export of foodstuffs native produce and animal by products) 
    • Yongli Sun - Beijing Hopewise International Trading Co., Ltd
    • Ms Sophia - Senior Director, International Business, Beijing Chunbo Technology company 
  6. 11:15-11:45CET 17:15-17:45CST
    Closing remarks

    Mr Sergio Pavon, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission