Ceta: Cyprus blocked trade agreements because of Halloumi cheese

The new Euro-canadian economic and trade agreement (CETA) must take a further hurdle. The Parliament of the EU-member, Cyprus has not ratified the agreement. In

Ceta: Cyprus blocked trade agreements because of Halloumi cheese

The new Euro-canadian economic and trade agreement (CETA) must take a further hurdle. The Parliament of the EU-member, Cyprus has not ratified the agreement. In the case of a vote on Friday voted 37 members and 18 for the ratification of the trade agreement. From the perspective of the left party AKEL, and the socialists, the Cypriot Halloumi would not be protected-cheese and other agricultural products of the island is sufficient, reported the state radio (RIK) on Saturday.

The comprehensive trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA) in order to facilitate the export of Goods and services, and according to information from Brussels to consumers and business benefits. It entered into force in September 2017 the time being in force, the largest part of the agreement, according to the EU application. The national - have to agree, in some cases, the regional parliaments in the EU countries, CETA, so that it is fully valid.

Halloumi cheese is considered as one of the national dishes of Cyprus and is exported in large quantities. The left parties criticized in addition, the agreement, because there is strength, in their opinion, the multi-national companies and smaller producers in the disaster lead, said the state broadcasting company. The small Green party criticised the agreement is harmful to the environment and promotes the production of genetically modified food.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 10:20

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