EU and US conclude negotiations on agricultural quotas
Freshfel and FPC urge UK government to extend derogations on phytosanitary certifications
EU to recognise UK organics after Brexit
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COEXPHAL hails post-Brexit agreement and works to streamline administrative procedures
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
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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.
Freshfel Europe calls for urgent need to ensure free movement of essential goods to and from the United Kingdom in crucial Christmas pre-Brexit period
How will Brexit affect Italy’s fresh produce?
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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
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”.