The CAP on the way to last rites

The EU has, in more or less advanced projects, free trade agreements with many countries including Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in the framework of Mercosur and with Canada and also Japan. The Bloc also has plans for new agreements with several other countries. The EU puts this type of agreement that it signs with […]






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The imbroglio of the Agricultural EU

The statistics of 2018, unveiled recently, showed that, for the first time in recent history, France has become a net importer of food. The CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) has finally benefited other EU countries which, like Poland (products of plant origin) and Spain (products of animal origin), have taken EU market shares from it.  Although […]






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A continental FDA for Acfta

Usually, we reserve the writings of this blog for the activities of the agri-food sector. For the purpose of this article, we join to our interest the Moroccan pharmaceutical sector, which we know, and African on which we have echoes. The reason is that we collaborated and / or worked with this sector for many […]






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Internationalization of African trade

The (asymmetric) rules applied to trade with the countries of the African continent have, for the most part, been posed and maintained by one or other of the EU countries, ex-colonizers of Africa. From the economic and commercial point of view, yesterday and today, they aim to keep our countries firmly attached to the Europeans […]






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Acfta for self-sufficiency

The entry into force of Acfta (African Continental Free Trade Area) is announced for May 30th. Needless to say, the leaders of our countries, charged with negotiating the rules that will support the realization of this ambition, have a lot of work ahead of them. They can of course, for financial or convenience reasons, call […]






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The hope of Acfta

In Addis Ababa, the African Union has just announced the entry into force of Acfta (African Continental Free Trade Area) for May 30th. This date will mark the beginning of the process of commercial and economic emancipation of our continent. But to move towards a better integration of African countries, and boost trade between all […]






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HACCP genesis

In antiquity, the prohibition of eating or not a given product was appreciated empirically. If someone fell ill after eating a food, wisdom recommended that the food in question be avoided later. This practice was applied to decide of what is consumable from what was not to be until the end of the Middle Ages. […]






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Useful French legacy to Morocco

At the beginning of my graduate studies in Lausanne, in the early seventies, I, like other students, used to work during the university holidays to earn some pocket money. The work in hotel business was very profitable for us. You could be housed, fed, have a fixed salary and glean tips. In two months of […]






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