Britain’s Food Sector Slams No Deal Brexit Preparation

Monday, September 3rd, 2018 | 1037 Views


Britain’s Food Sector Slams No Deal Brexit Preparation UK food manufacturers are annoyed with the British government for their release of papers stating what would happen in the event of a `no deal’ Brexit. UK Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, said that the government had set out “practical and proportionate” advice should the UK crash out with no deal next March.

He cited how, “In 2016, DEFRA food statistics show, the UK supplied half of the food we consumed. 30 percent came from the EU, 20 percent from the rest of the world. Who is credibly suggesting, in a no deal scenario, that the EU would not want to continue to sell food to UK consumers?

Food and Drink Federation Chief Executive, Ian Wright, was more upbeat about the future of the UK food and drink market should an exit agreement not be reached.

He said that the new burdens potentially facing food and drink exporter and importers will frighten many SME food businesses.

 

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