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British meat industry highlights weaknesses in Brexit preparations

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Source: Global Ag Media /The Pig Site, 8 September 2020, photo credit:  Financial Times

Despite reassurances from the UK’s Prime Minister last week that “we’re ready for any eventuality”, the reality is is that many key issues remain unresolved. Brexit contingency preparations are proceeding at a snail’s pace and the UK Government’s “Brexit Report Card” to date reveals some glaring weaknesses in an export system that is about to become massively overloaded.

Unless a number of key issues are urgently addressed, £1.2 billion of annual meat exports will be at risk along with thousands of jobs in the meat and livestock sector.
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