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EU to recognise UK organics after Brexit

COEXPHAL hails post-Brexit agreement and works to streamline administrative procedures 

COEXPHAL hails post-Brexit agreement and works to streamline administrative procedures 

Published on Jan 12th, 2021
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The UK is the third largest export market for fruit and vegetables from Almeria, after Germany and France. In 2019, companies and cooperatives from Almeria exported 290,868 tons worth €286 million. If the EU and the UK had not reached an agreement, the fruit and vegetable products would have suffered several levies of tariffs that would range between 14% in tomato or 10% in lettuce.

US-UK equivalency agreement for organic products takes effect

US-UK equivalency agreement for organic products takes effect

Published on Jan 11th, 2021

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On January 1, 2021, a new US-UK equivalence agreement ensures that organic products certified to either USDA or UK standards may be labelled and sold as organic in both countries. The agreement provides continuity for US-UK exports covered by the US-EU equivalence agreement, following Brexit.

How will Brexit affect Italy’s fresh produce?

How will Brexit affect Italy’s fresh produce?

Published on Dec 15th, 2020

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Italy’s fresh produce sector is following with great interest the negotiations underway to seal a trade deal between the EU and the UK. Last week, an online conference titled “Great Britain outside the European Union: What changes for fruit and vegetable operators from 1 January 2021", organised by Cso Italy, Fruitimprese and Dcs Tramaco, over 120 people took part.

Supermarket customers to face £3bn in tariffs in no-deal scenario

Supermarket customers to face £3bn in tariffs in no-deal scenario

Published on Dec 14th, 2020

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned that supermarkets will face over £3 billion in tariffs if the UK leaves the EU without a trade deal and that these costs will be passed onto consumers. Both the UK and the EU stated on Friday that there is a “strong possibility” that there will be no post-Brexit trade deal between the two parties. Johnson however added that a no-deal scenario, similar to the relationship that Australia has with the EU, would still be “very good”.

COEXPHAL analyses the modus operandi of fruit and vegetable companies after Brexit

COEXPHAL analyses the modus operandi of fruit and vegetable companies after Brexit

Published on Nov 18th, 2020
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Almeria’s Association of Organizations of Fruit and Vegetable Producers COEXPHAL held a webinar last week titled ‘Brexit: practical aspects for exporters' in which it addressed the post-Brexit scenario facing producers and marketers of fruit and vegetables.

Morrisons warns of higher supermarket prices if no Brexit deal

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