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Mielken: 'Critics say the benefits of freeports are minimal and claim that organised criminals will be among the few to benefit'

Opinion

Freeports: Benefit or burden?

By Arne Mielken

With the Government’s announcement of the creation of eight new freeports across England, customs expert and founder of the customs and training consultancy Customs Manager Arne Mielken looks at the benefits and potential dowsides for food and drink manufacturers.

Tensions still remains between the UK and the EU, with the Brexit trade deal offering little in the way of relief for struggling exporters

Deal with EU offers ‘little relief’ to exporters

By James Ridler

British Meat Processors Association trade policy adviser Peter Hardwick claims the UK’s Brexit deal offers little relief for exporters to the EU from the burden of Britain becoming a third country.

UK meat firms could move operations to the EU if export troubles continue

Meat processors trade in EU to bypass Brexit export woes

By James Ridler

UK meat businesses are considering setting up an EU base to bypass export problems, as meat processors continue to struggle to ship product to the continent, the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) claims.

Seafood and pork exports continue to suffer from delays at the ports

Brexit delays continue, hitting seafood and pork

By James Ridler

The Scottish seafood sector hits ‘rock bottom’ as continued delays at the ports, technology failure and an increase in bureaucracy threaten to make British export undesirable to EU customers.

The UK's consultation in GMOs could jeopardies food standards and exports between Britain and Ireland

Consultation into GMOs threatens damage to NI–UK trade

By James Ridler

The UK Government’s review into the future of gene editing could see a damaging shift away from EU food standards, warned the chairman of Stormont’s Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Confusion over Christmas has left producers unsure about the future of trade with Northern Ireland

Brexit chaos threatens NI trade and Scottish seafood

By James Ridler

Post-Brexit disruption over paperwork and procedure is hitting supplies to Northern Ireland as well as seafood exports, with the Scottish industry saying it faces a perfect storm that could cripple its international trade.

Food trade bodies have called on the Government to investigate disruption at UK ports

Trade bodies call for inquiry into ports disruption

By James Ridler

Food and drink industry representatives have urged the Government to launch an inquiry into continued Brexit-related disruption at UK ports as costs mount on manufacturers already negatively hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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