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According to reports, Britain faces a £2 billion post-Brexit bill on European food imports from the end of the month.
British growers and sellers fear government measures starting on 30 April could result in delays and plants being damaged.
As the impact of Brexit continues to be felt, we are starting to see what new rules on bringing young plants into the country will mean to our farmers and growers.
Forcing all UK supermarkets to put “not for EU” labels on meat, dairy and plant products in a move to assuage the concerns of unionists in Northern Ireland will force up prices and undermine the war against inflation, ministers have been told.
Venus flytraps are in short supply following a popular Christmas advert, and due to Brexit, garden centres say.
Costs finally revealed, as Northern Ireland secretary claims too much ‘doom and gloom’ around Brexit. / New post-Brexit border checks set to come into force in 2024 will cost UK companies at least £330m a year, Rishi Sunak’s government has admitted.
The government has admitted it will cost businesses £330m each year in additional charges when new post-Brexit border controls on animal and plant products imported from the European Union are implemented next year.
So far Irish exporters, particularly those involved in the export of food products, live animals, animal products, plants, or plant products, have been immune to the full impact of Brexit.
The Fresh Produce Consortium said the April draft proposals would have had a “devastating financial impact”.
O'Meara's Garden Centre in Co Westmeath says they think within two years there will be no plants or seeds coming over the Irish Sea.
O'Meara's Garden Centre in Co Westmeath says the UK was their biggest source of plants after Ireland up to three or four years ago but they think within two years there will be no plants or seeds coming over the Irish Sea.
Plant imports are up 11.5% and exports down 39% since Brexit according to new Defra Plant Health – international trade and controlled consignments statistics.
‘This flies in the face of common sense and the government’s commitment to high levels of animal and human health,’ say experts.
Minister expected to frame move as a use of UK’s independent powers despite industry reports of unreadiness.
The U.K. is postponing checks on imported food and fresh products from the EU until the end of 2023, as it announced a review of the post-Brexit regime.
There has been no progress made by Defra and the horticulture industry in securing permission for UK growers to export currently prohibited plants to the EU.
Johnsons of Whixley, which sells over 5 million plants per year, said in a press release yesterday that the “bureaucratic burden” of Brexit had reduced revenue, increased cost and slowed its supply chain.
Brexit is predictably causing delays and shortages. Phytosanitary regulations for the rest of the world are now imposed on seeds and plants from the EU. Products that were harmonised with UK standards till December 2020 may no longer be acceptable.
A SCOTTISH business has revealed how it missed out on a whopping £50,000 worth of EU funding due to Brexit.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to the CBI about a visit to Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park in Hampshire this week, which led Agrumi to update on its fight to have its exports of ligustrum topiary sculptures be allowed to be exported again.
Britain's turkey farmers will do their best to ensure Christmas "is as normal as it can be" but shortages are likely, an industry representative has warned.
Many Brits will be forced to go without a Christmas turkey this year because of Brexit labour shortages, MPs were told this afternoon.
UK-grown Ligustrum topiary plant sculptures cannot be exported to EU markets under current rules post-Brexit and Defra says there are no steps being taken to remedy this.
Most popular house plants cost eight per cent more than before Brexit, while garden centres have cut back options.