AIC Brexit Briefings
The 6th note in this series looks at the recent demand that both parties need to put prosperity ahead of politics and reviews some of the attempts from AIC to get this message across in the EU as well as the UK.
The 5th note in this series looks at some of the headline issues of the last few weeks as well as focussing on some of the detail which is now being discussed with officials.
AIC’s Election manifesto. We call on the government to deliver a Brexit that recognises the strategic importance of UK agriculture. This manifesto sets out our aspirations for EU exit negotiations as well as our priorities for UK domestic policy.
The national Pig Association have set out their priorities for the Election with a focus on fair outcomes for the sector, Trade, Regulation, Labour and Support for the industry all feature prominently in their manifesto.
As work continues on preparing for Brexit, the complexity of the process becomes ever more apparent; not just for government, but also for industry sectors. Agriculture is no exception, which is why AIC and a number of like-minded organisations involved in farm advice, trading and knowledge exchange – are developing a coalition approach. Together we represent an unrivalled breadth of expertise and one-on-one farmer contact at the practical, rather than theoretical level.
Recent weeks have seen AIC invited to a range of high level meetings including those with Defra and DexEU ministers. It is encouraging that we are recognised as a trade body with views and expertise needed as Brexit preparations get under way.
Since our first Brexit Briefing (July 2016) AIC has been fully engaged to establish a firm foundation on which to build our case for protecting the interests of the agrisupply industry. This briefing reflects the priorities which the individual sectors have developed over the past few weeks.
This is the first of a series of communications designed to keep AIC Members informed about the rapidly evolving situation, particularly as it applies to the Agricultural Supply Industry and therefore the future prospects for your business.