Trade in agri-commodities and food and drink products represents 11% of bilateral trade flows between the EU27 and the UK. As a consequence of Brexit, unprecedented challenges and a high level of uncertainty prevails. With this in mind, the three key food chain partners call for specific measures to mitigate as much as possible any negative impact on the sector as a result of Brexit. These include:
Celcaa, Copa-Cogeca and FoodDrinkEurope call for a comprehensive trade deal which would include provisions on customs facilitations; rules of origin; protection of geographical indications and mutual recognition in terms of food safety legislation, sanitary and phytosanitary certificates and regionalisation. They are committed to providing the expertise needed to the negotiators to help secure the best possible outcome.