Brexit Checklist for the Food & Drink Sector

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An open letter to the government, signed by leading food and drink manufacturing representatives, outlines 10 priorities they claim are needed to protect the supply chain during Brexit talks.

The Food and Drink Federation were joined by the British Meat Processors Association, the British Poultry Council, along with 23 other organisations, in urging the government to follow its 10-point checklist. The checklist included avoiding any trade ‘cliff-edge’ after Brexit, and quickly guaranteeing the right of the sector’s valued non-UK EU workers to remain in the UK.

The first priority is to avoid any ‘cliff edge’ by securing an adequate interim and transitional period to help us prepare for a new relationship with the EU.