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CropLife Europe signs Position Paper calling for five core principles to ensure impactful industrial growth

CropLife Europe is proud to co-sign, alongside 17 signatories from cross-sectoral industries, the position paper: “EC Initiative on Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing: Principles for an Impactful Europe”. These principles encompass the recognition of societal and economic benefits from biotechnology, competitive market access, unlocked single market, investment frameworks including access to risk capital for scale up, plus the skills, IP and innovation principles needed to accelerate industrial transition.

Olivier de Matos, Director General at CropLife Europe: “Our members are committed to championing policies and initiatives that nurture growth, foster innovation, and enhance Europe’s economic resilience. We’re proud to support this initiative  and recognise the need for tangible industrial impact during the next Commission mandate. These principles are crucial to bolster Europe’s global competitiveness.”

Signatories include Alliance for Biosolutions, Association of Manufacturers and Formulators of Enzyme Products (AMFEP), Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC), BioChem Europe, Cellular Agriculture Europe, Confederation of European Yeast Producers (COFALEC), CropLife Europe, European Biodiesel Board (EBB), European Food and Fermentation Cultures Association (EFFCA), EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA), EuropaBio, European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE), EU Speciality Food Ingredients, European Bioplastics, European Biosolutions Coalition, Food Fermentation Europe, Good Food Institute Europe and IPA Europe.

Signatories will be expanded through 2024, working to highlight Initiative priorities for their own sectors and creating a shared voice for the transformation of Europe’s industry.

Click here to download the position paper