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Set Alert for Brexit

Lack of progress in Brexit talks, EU Council hears

The EU Council, in its 27 member state format, has called for urgent progress on the issue of the Irish border in ongoing Brexit talks, while the European Commission’s chief negotiator has outlined a potential framework for a future partnership talks with the UK

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Ireland set to commence beef sales to China after plants get Beijing approval

Ireland will soon be able to send its first beef shipments to China as the first tranche of production facilities are approved by Beijing, the Irish Agriculture Ministry has indicated.

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UK "urgently needs" food security strategy to prepare for Brexit

The UK government needs to urgently formulate a comprehensive food security strategy in preparation for Brexit, a report published today by the House of Lords states.

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UK government pressurised by Brexiteer MPs not to accept customs partnership with EU

Senior UK ministers will discuss post-Brexit customs options with the EU, just a few days after a document by Brexiteer MPs warned the government not to enter into a “customs partnership” with the bloc. 


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Scotch beef gains improved access to Singapore market

Singapore is opening its market to a wider range of Scottish beef products in recognition that Scotland’s official BSE status is now better than that of England and Wales.

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Committee warns UK not to 'rush in' to trade talks with US

The House of Commons International Trade Committee has concluded the UK government should not enter into trade negotiations with the US without first establishing a “clear, comprehensive and evidence-based trade strategy.”

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UK organic exporters wary of post-Brexit challenges

UK organic produce exporters and re-exporters will face a complex trading situation after Brexit, unless progress is made in recognising standards and certifications.

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UK trails in AEO race, but pioneer food sector role beckons

UK suppliers which do not have Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification are already missing a trick and, as Brexit looms, would be well advised to get it – and for the food industry specifically, there is an added incentive, delegates at a conference in London heard this week.


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EU dairy exporters to gain from Mexico trade deal

The recent conclusion of the EU-Mexico trade agreement is set to deliver a trade boost for European dairy exporters, with tariff-free access for skimmed milk powder (SMP) and other products, as well as geographical indication protection for certain cheeses.

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