International Trade

A trade mission to India hope to boost UK food and drink exports

India trade mission targets £500bn export market

By James Ridler

A group of 12 manufacturers embarked on a trade mission to India last month, in a bid to secure exports to the country’s food and drink sector, forecast to grow to £500bn by 2020.

EFRA chair Neil Parish calls for funding

Trade groups: Brexit report underlines our fears

By Michelle Perrett

Trade groups have backed a report on Brexit from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee that warns of a potentially “significant impact” on UK agriculture and the knock-on impact on consumers.

Total food and drink exports hit £22bn in 2017

Dairy, salmon, whisky and pork export wins in 2017

By James Ridler & Rod Addy

Dairy, salmon and pork exports soared in 2017 following the Brexit vote, helping to add £2bn to overseas food and drink sales compared with 2016, according to figures released by the government.

Food manufacturers need to become more transparent, urged Milan Shah

Business Leaders’ Forum

Shah: Food manufacturers must become more transparent

By James Ridler

Food manufacturers need to become more transparent and willing to share data with other companies to boost the authenticity of the supply chain, the boss of a leading ingredients importer has urged.

Environment secretary Michael Gove would support the imposition of tariffs on imports of food and drink post Brexit

Food tariffs if Brexit ends up on WTO terms

By Michelle Perrett

The government would support the imposition of tariffs on imports of food and drink post Brexit to protect UK producers, despite it increasing prices for consumers, environment secretary Michael Gove revealed to MPs last month.

The Food and Drink Federation urged the government to confirm a Brexit transitional period

Brexit transitional period needed, urges FDF

By James Ridler

Brexit could cost thousands of food and drink industry jobs, force businesses to downsize and block supply chains, if the government does not agree a post-Brexit transitional period in the lead up to it, warned the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Price: the EU knows how important the food and drink sector is


Post-Brexit trade deals will be agreed, says former minister

By Rick Pendrous

The UK will go on to achieve a successful trading deal with the EU now that a last-minute deal to move on to the next phase of the Brexit negotiations has been struck, because it is in the interests of both parties to do so, former minister of state at...


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