The HFMA are now part of the SPS Certification Working Group, a cross-industry, veterinary and environmental health group.  The total value to the UK economy of the members of the Working Group is well in excess of £100bn per annum.

The HFMA are now part of the SPS Certification Working Group, a cross-industry, veterinary and environmental health group.  The total value to the UK economy of the members of the Working Group is well in excess of £100bn per annum.

This influential group’s report, entitled “Minimising SPS Friction in EU Trade”, issued on Thursday 10th June, calls on the UK Government to help resolve the severe impact on trade through a new approach.  The report includes negotiating a form of mutual veterinary agreement with the EU which would ease problems trading food and feed between GB and the EU and GB to NI, and from EU to GB when full SPS import controls take effect in 2022 when, arguably, the situation will worsen further.

Representatives from the SPS Certification Working Group will be giving evidence, and discussing their new report “Minimising SPS Friction in the EU”, at 10:15am on June 10th, in a live link session of the UK Trade and Business Commission* entitled “Securing a EU-UK Veterinary Agreement”. This is to be chaired by Sir Roger Gale MP

*This Commission was set-up by the UK Government to review the UK’s trading and business environment and make recommendations to the UK Government for a better future for Britain.

The group has issued a press release:

 

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