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.
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.
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).
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...
US trade negotiators will “play hardball” when discussing food and farming products, as part of a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, warns Sir Ivan Rogers, former UK permanent representative to the EU.