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Post Brexit food trade and food security

4th February 2021
  • ResPublica

 

The UK has finally agreed a deal with the EU, and Brexit is now done. The ‘free trade and cooperation agreement’, which came into operation on January 1st, means no tariffs or quotas will be introduced on British food exports or European imports. While this sounds like good news for Britain’s food security, British businesses and consumers are seeking assurance from Government that a limitless amount of perishable food products will continue to flow freely, and that food will remain accessible and affordable for all.

This online event will discuss the new trade deal with Europe and what this really means for food producers and consumers in the UK:

  • How do we remove the technical barriers to imports and exports, to avoid a major food supply crisis, protect UK producers and prevent a rise in the cost of food?
  • How do we ensure that UK producers continue to recruit the workers they need to carry on feeding the nation?
  • How can future trade relationships with the EU and the rest of the world help the UK maintain its high standards of food production?
  • How can food businesses and Government work together to put safe, nutritious, and affordable food on every table and eradicate food poverty?

Panellists include:

  • Ranil Jayawardena MP, Minister for International Trade
  • Richard Griffiths, Chief Executive, British Poultry Council
  • Nick von Westenholz, Director, Trade and Business Strategy, NFU
  • Phillip Blond, Director, ResPublica (Chair)

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