Latest information on Brexit
The UK has left the European Union, and the transition period after Brexit has come to an end. The UK-EU trade deal, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, means quota-free and tariff-free trade can continue to take place between the UK and EU subject to Rules of Origin (RoO) requirements. It has been signed by the UK Government, European Commission and EU Council and implementing legislation has been passed at Westminster to put it into law in the UK.
Find out more about the summary of the UK-EU trade deal, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement including important points to note regarding: Tariffs and quotas, Rules of Origin, Customs cooperation and facilitation, Sanitary & Phytosanitary (SPS), Geographical Indications/PGI, Transport, Mobility, Fisheries, Data, and EU programmes.
The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership Board continue to work with the Scottish and UK Governments in resolving ongoing border issues. Groupage has been the source of greatest trouble with bureaucratic requirements being initially impossible for many consolidated loads. There is now UK Government acknowledgement of the scale of the problem and officials in Scotland and London are working hard to tackle immediate problems. It should be noted that freight volumes between GB and the Continent remain considerably lower than normal so challenges may exacerbate in the coming weeks.
This service provides a single point of contact for food and drink businesses in Scotland to get tailored one-to-one advice and support on Brexit related issues. The service, run by our enterprise agencies, is provided by a number of specially trained staff within a contact centre who will provide immediate support and advice to businesses, supported by a number of expert trade advisors and technical experts.
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Following reports of protests by the seafood sector in Westminster this morning over Brexit chaos, James Withers, Chief Executive, said: “Anger amongst Scotland’s seafood exporters has been simmering for two weeks now as the door to their most important market has been slammed shut. Many now fear for their survival. That anger has been stoked by a number UK Ministers dismissing this crisis as ‘teething problems’ or, worse still, trying to make jokes about it."
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The leaders of Scotland’s main seafood and food trade bodies have called on the UK Government to help resolve the delays to EU exports which are causing significant problems for the sector.
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Everything possible will be done to reverse the damaging impact Brexit is set to have on Scotland’s vital seed potato sector, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has pledged.
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Stimulating demand and markets at home and overseas and supporting businesses to take advantage of those opportunities.