Printer Friendly

Iceland loses court case over processed fish I.D.

Iceland can't take whole frozen fish from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), thaw them out and turn them into further processed products, and then call them "Icelandic," the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) Court has ruled.

The EFTA Court had been asked by Iceland's Reykjanes District Court whether the processing was sufficient to change the legal country of origin of imported fish. The ruling is a legal precedent for all EU and EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein).

A key issue was an EEA regulation insisting that imported ingredients for a processed food product should not exceed 10% of the final value for its origin to be the place of manufacture.
COPYRIGHT 2004 E.W. Williams Publications, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2004 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:QFFI's Global Seafood Magazine
Publication:Quick Frozen Foods International
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EXIC
Date:Jan 1, 2004
Words:113
Previous Article:From French stores to Spain and beyond, Vichiunai brand surimi wins new markets.
Next Article:US shrimp industry declares war on alleged dumping by others: petition to US government and ITC pits traditional wild catch fishermen of Gulf Coast...
Topics:


Related Articles
Trade restrictions, resource control big issues for global seafood commerce.
High tide of fishery product diversity at Fourth European Seafood Exposition.
Beautiful, bountiful boulogne-sur-mer: French connection for fishery products: major hub of Europe's fish industry lies within quick reach of more...
France's premier fishing port doubles as leading frozen seafood production site; infrastructure par excellence facilitates processing, trading and...
Blue Ice Group, Iceland seafood merge to maximize markets.
Come Hellish Hurricanes or high water, the deluged Gulf Coast will rise again.
Strong marketing and weak dollar make for good year on EU shrimp scene.
Surimi seafood what's in a name? 'Imitation' versus 'flavored seafood' The United States Food and Drug Administration changes labeling regulation to...
More seafood good for consumers, so now focus is on sustainability: some frozen fish and seafood products sold in French supermarkets and specialty...
Farewell to Henry Branstetter: seafood industry pioneer, longtime consultant to QFFI, and a good friend of mine.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters