Will Downey, Senior Business Development Manager at The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in the UK discusses the nutritional benefits of new Australian products set to enter the UK market following the Free Trade Agreement.
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.
Pork producers in Northern Ireland have today (November 24) started exports to China, as part of a nationwide deal, first revealed in August, which is expected to generate £200M and support 1,500 jobs.
Failing to strike a trade deal with the EU before Brexit would be “a very bad deal indeed” for the UK food and farming industry, former top civil servant Sir Ivan Rogers told a forum organised by the National Farmers Union (NFU) on Monday (November 20).
Food manufacturers and retailers in the UK need to start preparing their contingency plans for a ‘hard’ Brexit – in which no deal is agreed with the EU – in order to mitigate the risks they face, warns a leading supply chain expert.
The UK is “open for business” with the rest of the world, but government needs to do more to promote food and drink exports before and after Brexit, a senior figure at the Department for International Trade (DIT) has suggested.
The future of food trade between the UK and EU and fears about the lowering of food safety standards if a bilateral deal is struck with the US, took centre stage over the past month, as Brexit negotiations began.
Small and medium-sized (SME) food businesses in Wales looking to break into global markets can now access a €1.8M (£1.6M) programme aimed at increasing competitiveness, the Welsh government has announced.
There is still time to buy early-bird tickets for the Food Manufacture Group’s exports conference – to take place at Ardencote Manor, Warwickshire on Thursday October 5 – ahead of the deadline (July 31).
The provenance of UK-produced food would underpin the government’s global export strategy as the nation moves towards Brexit, Michael Gove claimed in one of his first outings as the new environment secretary.
The Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI’s) calls to remain inside the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union until after Brexit have been backed by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and the Labour Party.
Shadow secretary for international trade Barry Gardiner will lead a top line-up of speakers at the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) 2017 Convention, which takes place at the British Museum in London on July 11.
Manufacturers need urgent answers to key questions raised by the Queen’s Speech, in order to avoid “economic chaos”, says EEF, while the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) highlighted the importance of four key policy decisions.
Scottish food and drink exports climbed £124M to £1.25bn in the first quarter of 2017, with EU sales accounting for 70% of total exports, prompting the Scottish government to underline the importance of the EU’s 510M consumers.