London 'did not prioritise NI solutions' 14/05/2022
It is hard to dispute the idea that London did not prioritise finding a solution to the Brexit problems facing Northern Ireland, a former top Stormont civil servant has said.
Jacob Rees-Mogg announced checks on imports to the UK, that were finally set to enter force in July, will now not happen as planned and instead be 'reviewed' before being introduced in a different form.
Fish farmers call for cut in Brexit red tape 05/04/2022
Salmon farmers in Scotland are calling for action to ease the burden of export paperwork following the UK’s exit from the European Union.
For the past two years now, British poultry businesses that trade with the EU have faced a double standard.
Sharp fall in qualified professionals needed to sign off health certificates for products going to EU.
More than three quarters of small businesses that export to Europe say the EU trade deal has not helped them grow sales.
Shropshire Chamber of Commerce is calling for urgent action to improve trade connection with Europe, as the UK marks the second anniversary of Brexit.
British Meat Processors Association takes aim at costs tied to Export Health Certificates.
Scotland’s rural affairs secretary hit out at the UK leaving the EU two years on from the finalisation of a deal to leave the bloc.
We’re still only seeing the start of the changes Brexit will bring to the seafood industry (and, in truth, the entire food and beverage sector). In the coming years, there will be continual changes as we adjust our operating model and there’s no clear view on when it will settle down.
Brexit impact ‘will get worse’ with supermarket shop to cost more and some EU products vanishing from shelves 21/09/2021
A leading customs expert who predicted the truck driver shortage and issues causes by the sea border in the Irish Sea believe delayed bureaucratic customs laws will lead to meats, fruit and vegetables from the EU being too costly to import.
Export health certificates on food from the EU will now only be needed from July 1 next year - instead of October 1 under previous plans - after a crisis of lost lorry drivers and empty shelves.
One port operator has had to demolish building work for new checks, while other crucial customs sites do not even have planning permission yet.
The retailer held a meeting with its EU suppliers on Friday amid worries the stricter border controls will deeply affect its entire supply chain.
Can someone tell the government Brexit has already happened? / The government has only now asked the Food Standards Agency to plan how it is going to protect public health and safety after Brexit – almost six months after the transition period for leaving the EU ended.
Bloc leaders say UK must fully implement post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland.
It was billed as the rebirth of British business — a chance to build a brighter commercial future, free of costly bureaucracy. But Brexit is proving far from profitable for many UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Legal experts at Walker Morris discuss what food businesses need to know about phases 2 and 3 of implementing checks at the Great Britain/EU border now the Brexit transition period has ended.
Food Businesses Brace For A New Wave Of Post-Brexit Paperwork Affecting Pizza, Pies And Sandwiches 21/04/2021
The UK food industry is warning that a deluge of new post-Brexit red tape which comes into effect today will increase export paperwork by a third and make some sales to Europe unviable.
An article written by Peter Hardwick from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) explains that the declining level of red meat exports between the UK and EU illustrates the new-found trade friction between the blocs.
UK Meat Industry: Brexit Impact Report 25/03/2021
The UK meat industry employs around 97,000 people and is worth an estimated £8.2 billion a year to the UK, including about £1.6 billion in exports. / This report examines the impact of the first three months of trading with the EU as a third country.
The timetable for the major new controls that have already been imposed and those that have been delayed
British food exporters will need vets to sign health certificates before shipping products to the EU 11/03/2021
The director general of the Chilled Food Association said health assessment forms stand to increase by one-third, and costs for companies are spiralling.
British food exporters are set to be hit with millions of pounds of new costs due to new EU post-Brexit bureaucracy from next month.