Trade volume to the EU will drop by up to 75% if more official veterinarians are not hired before the end of the Brexit transition period, according to the heads of the UK’s food and logistics trade unions.
Details of an approved Border Control Post (BCP) at Spalding – furthering Government plans for ten such inland sites to support post-Brexit food import checks – have been revealed by perishable cargo specialist PML.
A long list of questions about exports to the EU from 1 January 2021 remain unanswered, according to producer body the National Pig Association (NPA), which is calling for 'more urgency' from Government.
Food industry environmental initiatives are being hampered by the financial impact of COVID-19 and uncertainties surrounding the UK's relationship with the EU after the Brexit transition period, according to an industry survey.
Trade bodies have cautiously welcomed the Government’s decision that the existence of the Trade and Agriculture Commission will continue, but have stressed industry involvement is needed in any future trade deals.