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The British government has chosen unilaterally to break the protocol, which it signed two years ago – but Europe stands by it.
The boss of a cheese firm said it was now only willing to export large orders in an effort to keep Brexit-related costs under control.
There are fears that the cost of carrying out extra Brexit border checks may fall on island ratepayers unless more cash is forthcoming from central Government.
Brits are now banned from taking meat and dairy products with them on holiday to EU countries and this includes even chocolates and some sweets that have animal-derived products.
“Clotted cream from Cornwall, Cornish pasties, Cumberland sausage, Welsh lamb and beef, Stilton and Cheddar cheeses - all of which the Prime Minister and Liz Truss were fond to cite - are no longer protected for our trade."
Dairy UK, the processor-led organization representing farmer-owned co-ops and private dairy companies, has expressed concern over the UK government’s trade deal with New Zealand.
The UK's trade deal with New Zealand has been heavily criticised by Stormont's agriculture minister.
Farmers have warned of "huge downsides" to Boris Johnson's new trade deal with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Some British dairy farmers have been forced to destroy tens of thousands of litres of milk due to rising costs, labour shortages and an acute deficit of truck drivers which has strained supply chains to breaking point, farmers said.
British dairy farmers say they have poured tens of thousands of litres of milk away due to the HGV driver shortage - and fear it is just the "tip of the iceberg" ahead of winter.
Business grew to the extent that the company began exporting successfully to Europe, where its products were becoming increasingly popular. That was, until Brexit.
Export values of chocolate from the UK to the EU have fallen significantly from 2019 to 2021, with figures down 36.9%
Sales to Ireland, UK’s biggest market, plunge more than two-thirds.
The figures show Brexit-related problems are structural, not "teething problems".
The UK exported more food and drink to outside the EU than into it in the first few months after Brexit as exports to the bloc nosedived.
First quarter UK exports fell from £5.1bn in 2020 to £3.7bn in 2021, mainly due to new trade barriers with the EU.
The sound of us Remainers crying over spilled milk has been replaced by everyone crying over unsold milk. It has been another gloomy week on the sunlit uplands of sovereign Britain.
EU and UK locked in talks about food safety.
Country Milk’s trade with the EU has nosedived with the dairy industry particularly badly affected by new customs rules
The UK’s milk and cream exports to the EU have dropped by 96% ‘because of the post-Brexit trade deal’s red tape’, new figures show.
Food and Drink Federation pleads with Boris Johnson to ‘urgently’ restarts talks to resolve the crisis.
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.
Many foods that contain ingredients derived from animals, such as dairy products, will need an Export Health Certificate.