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Renegotiating NI Protocol is ‘unrealistic’ – EU Commission

Renegotiating NI Protocol is ‘unrealistic’ – EU Commission

Vice president of the European (EU) Commission, Maros Sefcovic has ruled out renegotiating the Northern Ireland Protocol. The British government...

June 14, 2022

BVA sets out vision for post-Brexit trade with the EU

BVA sets out vision for post-Brexit trade with the EU

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has published a new blueprint, designed to simplify international trade in live animals and animal...

May 27, 2022

UK food import-control delays caused by regulatory challenge post-Brexit

UK food import-control delays caused by regulatory challenge post-Brexit

The ongoing delay to the implementation of food import-controls by the UK in the wake of Brexit is being partially...

May 20, 2022

British vets warn delaying import checks could lead to ASF threat

British vets warn delaying import checks could lead to ASF threat

British vets have warned that delaying import checks on animals and animal products entering the UK could have serious implications...

April 28, 2022

Brexit still a big concern for UK farmers and agri-industry

Brexit still a big concern for UK farmers and agri-industry

A UK-conducted study has found that Brexit remains a big concern for farmers and the agri-industry. The agri-business survey, carried...

April 11, 2022

20% less sheepmeat exported from the UK in 2021

20% less sheepmeat exported from the UK in 2021

It is well documented that lower volumes of sheepmeat were exported from the UK in 2021, relative to 2020. Figures...

February 17, 2022

EU audit deems NI goods checks ‘not fit for purpose’

EU audit deems NI goods checks ‘not fit for purpose’

An audit by EU Commission officials has found that the system of controls for the entry of goods and animals...

January 29, 2022

ESRI: Food and beverage trade most impacted by Brexit

ESRI: Food and beverage trade most impacted by Brexit

Trade between Ireland and Britain “declined sharply” following Brexit, according to a report from the Economic and Social Research Institute...

December 22, 2021

Northern Ireland Protocol will work, if we allow it – Coveney

Northern Ireland Protocol will work, if we allow it – Coveney

The Republic of Ireland’s (ROI’s) Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, has said that he firmly believes the Northern Ireland...

December 17, 2021

‘Technical solution’ found for NI/Scotland livestock trade issues

‘Technical solution’ found for NI/Scotland livestock trade issues

A “technical solution” is reportedly available for livestock trade issues between Britain and Northern Ireland, but would require political buy-in...

September 23, 2021

Pork crisis: NI’s pig backlog to reach 24,000 by mid-October

Pork crisis: NI’s pig backlog to reach 24,000 by mid-October

The backlog of pigs to be slaughtered could reach as many as 24,000 in just a month, according to representatives...

September 21, 2021

MII welcomes announcement by UK to defer import controls

MII welcomes announcement by UK to defer import controls

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has welcomed a decision by the UK government to defer safety and security checks on EU...

September 14, 2021

DUP to withdraw from north-south arrangements

DUP to withdraw from north-south arrangements

The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has said the party will withdraw from north-south arrangements with immediate effect....

September 9, 2021

EU ‘not to launch infringement action’ over UK decision to extend Grace Periods

EU ‘not to launch infringement action’ over UK decision to extend Grace Periods

The European Commission has said it will not launch infringement action after the UK yesterday announced plans to extend the...

September 7, 2021

70,000 pigs backing up on UK farms amid worker shortage

70,000 pigs backing up on UK farms amid worker shortage

Healthy pigs will end up being destroyed and wasted – with an estimated 70,000 pigs backing up on farms –...

September 1, 2021

UK appoints new Trade Commissioners for Europe and Asia

UK appoints new Trade Commissioners for Europe and Asia

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has named two new HM Trade Commissioners (HMTCs). The commissioners will play a crucial role...

September 1, 2021

Webinar to be held on upcoming UK trade changes

Webinar to be held on upcoming UK trade changes

The Republic of Ireland’s (RoI’s) Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is holding a webinar with the UK government...

August 31, 2021

Supermarket bosses call for action to avoid NI supply disruption

Supermarket bosses call for action to avoid NI supply disruption

Supermarket bosses representing over 75% of the Northern Irish grocery market, have called for urgent action to avoid GB-NI supply...

July 19, 2021