The Trade and Co-operation Agreement with the EU was welcomed in January, but challenges in implementation remain. This continues to be a focus for AIC. In particular, the difficulties for trade with the EU and between GB and Northern Ireland.
The Crop It Like It's Hot Podcast about future policy impacts on crop nutrition. Speaking to the show’s host Alice Dyer, Jane outlined where crop nutrition can go within the context of the Clean Air Strategy, the consultation on urea and the new Sustainable Farming Incentive in England.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has welcomed the granting of equivalence for UK certified seed of cereal, fodder, beet, vegetable, oil and fibre plants by the EU, which means that seed can now be exported to the EU.
A reminder for members that AIC will be hosting a webinar on Friday on the future of agricultural support payments in England, including Environmental Land Management (ELM) and Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) schemes.
Fees for documentary, identity, and physical checks on ‘ high-priority’ plants and plant products imported from the EU (and Switzwerland and Liechtenstein) were initially postponed to begin in April and will now begin on 1 st June 2021. There will also be a £5.25 fee for documentary checks on all regulated plants and plant products from then.