HCCs chair Catherine Smith announced export success in Japan for the Welsh lamb industry


Welsh lamb celebrates Japanese export success

By Gwen Ridler

Producers of Welsh lamb are soon to benefit from a new deal landed by Hybu Cig Cymru-Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) to supply meat to the Japanese food service industry.

Exports to Australia and New Zealand are expected to boom once FTA come into effect


FTAs to boost flagging exports to Australia

By Gwen Ridler

Exports to Australia and New Zealand dipped in the first quarter of 2023, but the free trade agreements (FTAs) that come into force this week could signal significant growth for the rest of the year.

What does the Windsor Framework mean for the food and beverage sector?

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The Windsor Framework: Part 2 - The dust settles

By Rod Addy

Earlier this month, Rod Addy of the Provision Trade Federation, looked at what the Windsor Framework could mean for the food and drink sector. Now, as things have settled, he delves a bit deeper into the implications and opportunities in part two of this...

UK food and drink exports hit record highs in 2021


UK food exports reach record highs in 2022

By Gwen Ridler

UK food and drink exports reached record highs in 2022, with most categories exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Rishi Sunak has agreed a deal with the EC that could end trade barriers between Britaina and Northern Ireland


UK agrees new Northern Ireland Brexit deal with EU

By Gwen Ridler

Prime minister Rishi Sunak has agreed a new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland with European Commission president Ursula Van der Leyen, which would see the end of restrictions on the trade of goods traveling overseas in the UK.

UK exporters must prepare for a challenging 2023, claim RSM

Food and drink exports set for challenging 2023

By Food and drink exports set for challenging 2023 warns RSM

Food and drink exporters should prepare for a challenging 2023, despite an encouraging year boosted by growing demand for UK produce, warned audit and consultation frim RSM.

Wyke Farms has secured a £30m general export facility from Barclays

Wyke Farms secures £30m export facility

By Gwen Ridler

Somerset-based cheese maker Wyke Farms has secured a £30m ‘General Export Facility’ to support its continued international expansion.

British Organic Dairy Co has secured listings in 2,400 stores across the US

Organic UK cheese brand expands in the US

By Gwen Ridler

Organic UK dairy co-operative Omsco (Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative) has expanded into the US with the launch of its British Organic Dairy Co (BODC) branded range of cheddars into stores across the country.

Forrest Fresh Foods has secured £500k from the Government to support export growth

Forrest Fresh Foods £500k funding boost

By Gwen Ridler

Wholesaler Forrest Fresh Foods has secured a £500,000 General Export Facility (GEF) loan to help boost exports and overcome COVID-19 supply chain challenges, backed by UK Export Finance (UKEF).

Liz Truss made reassurances that food standards won't slip in the UK/Australia trade deal

Secretary of state reaffirms food standards commitment

By Gwen Ridler

Secretary of State for International trade Liz Truss has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to securing high food standards for products coming into the country without undermining UK producers.

New food export markets could take 10 years to develop, said Promar International's John Giles (left). Meawhile, Paul Berryman (right) is taking part in a US trade mission

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New food export markets ‘could take 10 years to develop’

By Michael Stones

New food and drink exports could take 10 years to develop, says agri-food consultancy Promar International, ahead of a trade mission to the US this week by a team from the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Leadsom (left) with ’s Elsa Fairbanks and Nairn’s Oatcake’s Kate Birrell

DEFRA’s food export policy to China under fire

By Matt Atherton

Environment secretary Andrea Leadsom’s plan to export more British food and drink products to China has been criticised by a panel of industrialists from the sector, members of which claimed even the most experienced exporters would struggle to break...

Government approval of a third runway at Heathrow has been praised by the FTA

FTA praises Heathrow expansion

By Gwen Ridler

Plans to expand Heathrow airport – which has been given government backing today (October 25) – have been praised by the Freight Transport association (FTA).

UK exports rise after 2015 dip

FDF first-half results show 9% rise in UK exports

By Matt Atherton

The value of food and non-alcoholic drink exports rose by 8.7%, up by £528.3M over the past 12 months to £6.6bn, compared with the previous year, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

United Biscuits' McVities brand hopes to boost sales in the Chinese market

United Biscuits eyes China as a key market for McVities

By Rick Pendrous

United Biscuits (UB) has announced that its total UK exports have rocketed 50% over the past three years and it expects this figure to rise a further 50% by 2020, as demand grows from countries such as China for its British brands.

Barnes: 'Food and drink exports are a long-term opportunity for growth'

FDF launches export promotion drive

By Rod Addy

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a month of activity with online export community Open to Export, designed to boost small and medium-sized food and drink company exports.

Food and drink manufacturers exporting to China face tough new rules

Chinese clampdown with food import law

By Gary Scattergood

Manufacturers eyeing burgeoning export opportunities in China must comply with a raft of new legislation in order to trade in the country – or face strict new penalties.


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