UKCA: a symbol of the folly of Brexit 01/08/2023
I said that I would break the ‘summer recess’ of this blog if a Brexit event of sufficient interest or importance occurred and it has, with the government’s announcement today of an “indefinite extension to the use of CE [Conformité Européenne] marking for British businesses”.
Using the UKNI marking 31/12/2020
Find out if you will need to use the new UKNI marking and how to use it.
Extra costs frustrate industry bosses under pressure to bring prices down.
As part of efforts to maintain the Good Friday Agreement and make sure there is no border in the sea or on the island of Ireland, the Windsor Framework was devised. One aspect of this will see “Not for EU” labelling required on British food products sold throughout the UK.
"Not for EU" labelling on British food products sold across the UK will be phased in gradually from this autumn, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has said.
The UK government is still failing to understand the country’s supply chains, say logistics operators, or recognise their anxiety as more Brexit regulations loom.
The European Commission and the UK government has agreed on requirements for the labelling on agri-food retail goods.
The Foreign Secretary told a Lords committee that a UK-wide labelling scheme had been identified as the preferred option.
The European Commission and the UK government has agreed on requirements for the labelling on agri-food retail goods. The label will be placed at different levels starting from individual, box, shelf signs and posters.
"Not for EU" labelling will be required on British food products sold throughout the UK as a result of the Windsor Framework, the foreign secretary has confirmed.
Entirety of UK will have 'not for EU' printed on goods says Tory foreign secretary James Cleverly 16/05/2023
Goods across the entire UK will have the words ‘not for EU’ printed on their packaging as a consequence of Brexit, the foreign secretary has said.
It is absolutely critical labelling issues raised by the Windsor Framework are resolved ahead of an October deadline, a group representing British supermarkets has said.
Marks and Spencer’s chairman Archie Norman: Plans to ease post-Brexit trade ‘overbearing and baffling’ 26/01/2023
Marks & Spencer’s chairman has become the latest business leader to criticise the Government’s economic policy, with Archie Norman calling plans to ease post-Brexit trade “overbearing” and “baffling”.
New research reveals 212 ‘safety’ regulations set to lapse – to draw line under Brexit.
Don't scrap EU rules, firms and unions say 24/11/2022
Business groups and unions are urging the government not to go ahead with plans to ditch a wide range of EU laws, warning the move could cause "confusion and disruption" in the UK.
The rate at which food law in Great Britain is diverging from the EU since Brexit is 'alarming' and a Bill set to take effect in 2023 is causing further concern, an industry experts has warned.
The government doesn’t want to be held to account for Brexit and its real effects – and it’s clear why! 08/10/2022
This week I was contacted by a retired CEO of a major wine wholesaler. They, unbeknownst to me, had asked their local MP John Penrose (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset) if he thought it was acceptable that my wine business had been obliged to open a site in the EU to mitigate Brexit costs.
Health claims, novel foods, labelling, GMOs… the recently introduced Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill could have far reaching implications for the food and nutrition industries in the UK.
Hundreds of researchers and organisations across Europe have called for the rapid association of the UK and Switzerland to Horizon Europe.
Great Britain’s beef producers export to Ireland before reimporting, while pork processors consider the Netherlands.
Sue Ellison, joint MD of OPM (labels and packaging) Group looks at how counterfeiting measures for pharmaceuticals packaging are being affected in a post-Brexit world.
Businesses in Ireland have been warned that if they buy Christmas crackers sourced from the UK, they will have to add additional labelling to them before they can sell them, because of Brexit.
Suppliers said to be unwilling to stock up because of confusion over safety labelling and extra paperwork.
Bonfire Night at risk as fireworks hit by Brexit supply issues with predictions of 70 per cent fall in stock 22/09/2021
Prices of fireworks are predicted to rise as supply shortages start to bite.