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4th Aug

2017

TFA Media Release 17/21 – Farming Industry Calls for Commitments on post-Brexit Transition

Farming Industry Calls for Commitments on post-Brexit Transition

 

Fourteen farming organisations have come together to issue a joint statement calling on UK Government to provide short-term certainty for the industry as exiting the European Union and the Common Agricultural Policy draws closer.
The 14 organisations say Governments across the UK need to work together with farmers and land managers to prepare for a new, long-standing free trade agreement which retains and grows opportunities for food trade with the EU and the rest of the world. They also call for commitments on transition that will see the UK remain in the Customs Union until a full free trade agreement is in place with the EU.The Statement in full is available here.

 

Ref: MR 17/21

Date: 04 August 2017

Notes to Editors:

Signatories to the statement include the British Poultry Council, CLA (Country Land and Business Association), National Beef Association, National Farmers Union, National Farmers Union of Wales, National Farmers Union of Scotland, National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, National Pig Association, National Sheep Association, Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers, Scottish Land and Estates, The Soil Association, Tenant Farmers Association and the Ulster Farmers Union.

The third Industry Roundtable took place on the 27 July 2017, chaired by Minette Batters, Deputy President of the NFU and hosted at the CLA Offices in London.

For further information contact TFA Chief Executive George Dunn on 07721 998961 or Harley Coles, TFA Communications and Events Co-ordinator on 0118 930 6130 or 07887 777157.

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