European Institute for Asian Studies
The EU and the Philippines: Harmonising Food Safety Regulation in Trade – The Sustainable Route?
The EU and the Philippines: Harmonising Food Safety Regulation in Trade – The Sustainable Route?

The EU and the Philippines: Harmonising Food Safety Regulation in Trade – The Sustainable Route?

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The prioritisation of food safety in international trade has become more pronounced than ever. With the EU and the Philippines having launched negotiations for a free trade agreement in 2015, this paper aims to analyse the implications of the expanding relations between the two parties on food safety and sustainability. Acknowledging that there remains a gap between the EU and the Philippines in relation to harmonising food safety regulation, this paper argues that a re-conceptualisation of the global food system must be established to eliminate trade-offs in policymaking and further address how to feed the world’s rapidly growing population and limit environmental deterioration.

Pristine Gabrielle Ramos, Junior Researcher, European Institute for Asian Studies.



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