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Set Alert for Brexit

Concern from farmers' groups over Irish border trade plan

UK government position papers on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland post-Brexit has raised concerns among farmers on both sides. 

European Agricultural Policy Brexit

Commission welcomes UK government paper on future customs arrangement - but warns on outstanding issues

Although the European Commission sees the publication of a position papers from the UK government as a “positive step” towards starting phase one of the Brexit negotiations, it will only address the country’s requests once sufficient progress has been made on the terms of an “orderly withdrawal” from the bloc, the EU executive told IEG Policy
European Agricultural Policy Brexit

UK farming industry calls for Brexit transition

The UK’s farming organisations have called for arrangements to provide short-term certainty ahead of any long term deal on the UK’s exit from the EU. They stress, in particular, the need for a new immigration system to replace the labour that comes from EU countries under the present arrangements.
European Agricultural Policy EU

New trade rules could harm animal welfare standards, warns UK House of Lords report

The UK's farm animal welfare standards could be undermined by cheaper products imported from countries with less rigorous welfare rules after Brexit, an influential government committee has warned.
European Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements

UK not ready for Brexit’s impact on food, says new report

The UK government has been accused of being "unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system" as a result of Brexit, according to a highly critical report by a group of UK academics.
European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

EU plant variety office to reduce UK branch powers ahead of Brexit

The EU Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) has decided that its UK examination offices will not be assigned any technical examinations of plant species likely to last beyond the end of March 2019, the fixed end date of the Brexit process.
European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Analysis: TTIP - a fast track option for UK-EU trade relations post-Brexit?

As the Brexit negotiations get underway, there is an increasingly urgent need to consider options for shaping the future trade relations between the UK and the EU. A variety of conceivable models is being discussed, ranging all the way from the UK falling back to 'pure' WTO status (no more favourable than MFN treatment on both sides) to continued inclusion of the UK in the Single Market (a very soft Brexit).
European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Oettinger aims to maintain post-2020 research budget, unsure on CAP

The post-2020 budget might keep more funds for research and cut down on cohesion and agriculture spending, EU Budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger has said.
European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

WTO partners urge transparency over Brexit trade negotiations

Concern has been expressed by a number of World Trade Organization (WTO) governments about uncertainty and possible disruption caused by Britain’s forthcoming departure from the European Union.

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs
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