FUW members raise concern about the threat of non-tariff barriers to slaughterhouses
Members of Montgomeryshire Farmers’ Union Of Wales (FUW) branch are to meet virtually with MP Craig Williams to raise concerns about the threat that non-tariff barriers represent to a major slaughterhouse in the constituency and the industry as a whole.
FUW Montgomeryshire county executive officer Emyr Wyn Davies said: “The increase in paperwork and associated costs for all exporters has been well publicised, particularly for the shellfish industry.
“However, the threat to jobs in Montgomeryshire and the sheep farmers across Wales who supply Randall Parker brings the message home, and action needs to be taken to reduce the impact.”
Davies said the concerns of members in the county and across Wales would be raised at a meeting next week with Conservative MP Craig Williams.
“As our local elected representative and a member of the International Trade Committee, it is essential that Craig Williams hears first hand our concerns regarding the threat these new barriers represent for our constituents and people and processors across Wales,” he said.
We had always known that the UK’s decision to pull out of the single market and customs union would create additional costs and barriers, but these have been exacerbated by slow preparations by the powers that be.
“It’s now essential that the UK government pulls out all the stops to rapidly reduce these to a minimum,” he added.