(Brussels, 09 April 2019) In view of this week’s extraordinary European Council Summit on Brexit, FoodDrinkEurope reiterates that the agri-food sector will be particularly vulnerable in the case of a “no-deal Brexit”.
(Brussels, 05 April 2019) FoodDrinkEurope, the European food and drink industry organisation, has welcomed the publication of contingency measures for its sector in the case of a no-deal Brexit. These initiatives, and the further clarifications provided in yesterday’s press conference with Commissioner Katainen, are important to the food and drink industry, Europe’s largest manufacturing sector in terms of turnover, and to the 4.57 million people it employs, as the threat of a “no-deal” Brexit looms.
(Brussels, 28 March 2019) In a joint letter sent today to the Secretariat General of the European Commission, Copa and Cogeca, CELCAA and FoodDrinkEurope, on behalf of the entire EU agri-food chain, welcome the set of measures already taken as contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit by the European Commission. Representatives of the EU agri-food chain believe that some additional actions are still needed to mitigate the potential devastating impact that a no-deal Brexit could have on the European agri-food industry.
(Brussels, 20 March 2019) One week ahead of the potential date of the UK leaving the EU and before a crucial meeting of the European Council, Copa and Cogeca, CELCAA and FoodDrinkEurope, on behalf of the EU agri-food chain would like to reiterate their concerns regarding a no-deal.
(Brussels, 11 March 2019) With less than 20 days left until Brexit, European businesses are calling for a no deal Brexit to be averted immediately to avoid major disruption of supply chains across all industries and to protect jobs.
(Brussels, 28 February 2019) The food and drink industry, the leading employer in the EU manufacturing sector, has stressed that it is particularly vulnerable in the case of a no-deal Brexit, and warns that the United Kingdom crashing out of the EU would have a devastating impact on the industry.
(Brussels, 6 February 2019) Copa and Cogeca, CELCAA and FoodDrinkEurope, on behalf of the entire EU agri-food chain, acknowledge the significant efforts of the EU and UK negotiation teams in securing the Withdrawal Agreement and finalising the Political Declaration. However, EU farmers and food and drink companies are still faced with a lack of certainty over the Brexit process and, this week, EU agri-food chain stakeholders repeated their concerns regarding the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.
FoodDrinkEurope, Europe’s food and drink industry organisation, would like to highlight the dramatic consequences that a UK exit from the EU without a deal will have on food and drink producers, the wider food supply chain and, in particular, on consumers. A no-deal Brexit will be damaging for large, medium and small companies alike, as well as for farmers, due to high tariff duties and burdensome procedures at the borders. It will ultimately be consumers in both the UK and the EU27 however, that will bear the brunt of Brexit, with disruption in access to the food they enjoy and, in some cases, that they need (e.g. special nutrition products).
(Brussels, 11 January 2019) Ahead of the vote of the UK House of Commons to take place on 15th January, the EU agri-food chain would like to point to the dramatic economic consequences of a no-deal Brexit for EU and UK farmers, food and drink producers, traders in agri-food commodities as well as consumers.
(Brussels, 11 October 2018) FoodDrinkEurope’s latest Data & Trends report has just been published, highlighting key figures and providing insights on the food and drink industry’s structure and economic performance.