24 Mar 2021
by Ed Barker

House of Lords Report outlines challenges to agriculture under EU and UK deal – cites AIC evidence

The House of Lords EU Environment sub-committee has today released its report into post-EU exit agriculture, food and trade. The very detailed report provides an overview of the problems that have arisen in the food and farming sectors as a result of the UK and EU agreement. This includes the lack of equivalence of standards for certain UK agri-food products, together with excessive bureaucracy for exporters.

The AIC provided a comprehensive response to the inquiry, and as a result AIC evidence is cited in the report with respect to seed equivalence (paragraph 37), organics (paragraph 38) and export difficulties (paragraph 69).

Such are the challenges from the UK-EU deal, the Committee published 62 conclusions and recommendations (p 63) including:

  • the need for joint Committees to meet as a matter of urgency
  • to assess unnecessary trade barriers
  • to consider how to manage divergence in standards 

The Lords report can be found here https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld5801/ldselect/ldeucom/247/247.pdf

AIC evidence to the committee can be found here https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/22457/html/

AIC will continue to lobby Peers and MPs on EU exit challenges.



Ed Barker

Ed Barker

Sector Head of Policy & External Affairs, AIC, AIC

[email protected]
01733 385271

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