AIC Stakeholder Reports
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Rules of Origin Protocol Proposal for a Future European Union-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement
Notes of a presentation delivered to a group of feed supplier companies supporting the dairy industry. Sean Rickard’s presentation provides a summary of the Macroeconomic outlook for the sector in light of Brexit.
The House of Lords EU Committee have published their review on the implications of Brexit for UK agriculture. AIC provided extensive written evidence to the inquiry which identified the implications for steep increases in tariff barriers if no deal can be agreed. The reports also suggests agriculture and farmers in particular could be hard impacted through the high dependency on the single market, loss of EU subsidies, loss of the EU export markets and access to workers and loss of protection from cheap imports from outside the EU.
AIC identified, in written submission, the importance of trade with the EU and referenced in particular access to vegetable protein for livestock feed, plant protection products and supplies of seed all with significant reliance on imports.
Council Decision authorising the European Commission to begin negotiations with the UK to set out the arrangements for exit from the European Union. The decision also makes provision that negotiations should have regard to the guidelines by which the negotiations should be conducted.
Supporting annexes for the Council Decision on the initiation of negotiations for the UK exit of the EU
Fact sheet provided to members of the EU in support of discussions on the council decision and guidelines in support of the UK exit from the EU
Questions and answers in support of the EC negotiations for the exit of the UK
Details of the guidelines with which the EU will work to in Article 50 negotiations with the UK as agreed on Saturday 29th April 17
Structure of the EC negotiating team responsible for the preparation and conduct of the negotiations with the UK under article 50
The International Meat Trade Association have written to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (David Davis) highlighting the need for future trade arrangements with the EU to continue without costly and disruptive border checks, processes and procedures. The letter which is co-signed by AIC offers support to work with Government in partnership through a joint task force to address the challenges posed by sanitary inspection checks on food.
Please note this is a private letter provided for members information and not for wider distribution.
FDE have statement underlining the need to minimise the business impact of the UK’s departure on European food and drink companies and the necessity to establish a new and sustainable working relationship as quickly as possible.
Two of our partner European trade associations have written to support the need to recognise the integrated nature of current supply chains and the importance of the EU Exit negotiations recognising the need to continue to maintain future trade and business relations between the uk and Europe.
The House of Lords European Union Committee has published its report on environmental and climate change regulation post UK exiting the EU. The key points raised in the report are broadly in line with AIC thinking and expectations:
* To maintain existing policy stability during the Brexit process and to identify how to fill, any process or enforcement gaps linked to EU institutions for which there is no equivalent UK process – Chemicals regulations and emissions trading schemes are a case in point, offering an opportunity for positive change
* To continue to cooperate with the EU – on the understanding that the UK is leaving the EU not Europe. Air quality for example will remain a shared issue as it is inter-related with other environmental concerns
* The need for the UK to be able to comply with EU environmental standards or equivalents for trading purposes and to ensure competitiveness
* To ensure that environmental protection does not diminish as a result or leaving the EU.”
This white paper published on the 2nd February sets out the principles introduced by the Prime Minister to guide EU exit negotiations.
What will happen to Plant Health and Plant Protection Product regulations after Brexit
5th Report of Session 2016–17
“This report presents the findings of the House of Lords, European Union Committee on the options for trade post Exit of the European Union. The analysis investigates options and implications for various trade arrangements, the timescales and challenges these present for new trade negotiations are explored and recommendations to the Government on the options and priorities in their developing approach to Article 50 and the subsequent negotiations for future trading agreements. “
• Current EU Geographical Indication Protection
• Protected food names and Brexit
• Assessing the impact
Sets out NIFDAs recommendations for the challenges and opportunities raised by Brexit.
NFUS Press Release
A report of the Business Forum meeting on Tuesday 22 November 2016
“The NFUS views on their priorities for trade, the report presents some UK and Scotland specific analysis which provides some useful insight into the current trade between the EU, UK and Scotland.”