Brexit

Sefcovic: Swiss-style veterinary zone would mean 80% reduction in SPS checks

Sefcovic: Swiss-style veterinary zone would mean 80% reduction in SPS checks

A ‘Swiss-style’ veterinary agreement would eliminate more than 80% of checks on UK agri-food goods entering the Single Market. European...

June 29, 2021

Hopes UK-EU chilled meat issue will be resolved in ‘next 48 hours’

Hopes UK-EU chilled meat issue will be resolved in ‘next 48 hours’

European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic told Northern Ireland politicians he was “hopeful” a solution could be found “over the next...

June 29, 2021

NI and Scottish Ministers write to Westminster over Free Trade concerns

NI and Scottish Ministers write to Westminster over Free Trade concerns

Scotland and Northern Ireland’s Rural Affairs Ministers have written to Westminster reiterating “significant concerns” over the UK’s approach to Free...

June 27, 2021

McAleer ‘seriously concerned’ at UK-Australia trade deal

McAleer ‘seriously concerned’ at UK-Australia trade deal

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has expressed serious concern at the potential implications for local producers of the UK-Australia trade....

June 22, 2021

Brexit creating major problems for agriculture in NI – MLA

Brexit creating major problems for agriculture in NI – MLA

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Committee chairperson, Declan McAleer MLA, used the recent Stormont debate on the budget to...

June 17, 2021

‘Rules of origin exist and are as they are – Brexit is the problem’

‘Rules of origin exist and are as they are – Brexit is the problem’

The rules of origin “exist and are as they are – Brexit is the problem”, according to European Commissioner Mairead...

June 16, 2021

Dairy and whiskey sectors stress need to protect cross-border supply chains

Dairy and whiskey sectors stress need to protect cross-border supply chains

Three associations representing the all-island Irish dairy and whiskey sectors in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are...

June 13, 2021

UFU calls for clarity on autumn cereal seed availability

UFU calls for clarity on autumn cereal seed availability

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) deputy president, William Irvine, alongside industry representatives from Fane Valley, Agrii and DBS Farm Supplies, are...

June 11, 2021

‘Staggering’ cost of NI’s Brexit customs posts revealed

‘Staggering’ cost of NI’s Brexit customs posts revealed

Agri-food customs posts required in Northern Ireland (NI) have cost more than £24.4 million to staff in their first year....

June 4, 2021

Poots: ‘The Republic should have been our friend’ in Brexit talks

Poots: ‘The Republic should have been our friend’ in Brexit talks

Northern Ireland (NI) Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has hit out at the Irish Government, accusing it of failing to support...

May 28, 2021

Protocol has opened the door for all-island PGI beef status – McAleer

Protocol has opened the door for all-island PGI beef status – McAleer

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has welcomed confirmation that the EU Commission is supportive of the north being included in...

May 24, 2021

Australia FTA: UK Government report warned deal would drop UK farm output

Australia FTA: UK Government report warned deal would drop UK farm output

Reports have emerged that the UK government has agreed in principle to offer a 15-year transition zero-tariff, zero-quota trade deal...

May 22, 2021

O’Neill: Decision to form EU-UK veterinary zone lays with Westminster

O’Neill: Decision to form EU-UK veterinary zone lays with Westminster

Any decision on a veterinary zone solution to problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol will have to be made at...

May 6, 2021

NI Agriculture Minister to seek Judicial Review over NI Protocol

NI Agriculture Minister to seek Judicial Review over NI Protocol

Northern Ireland’s (NI) Agriculture Minister has said he plans to initiate Judicial Review proceedings over the Northern Ireland Protocol. Speaking...

May 5, 2021

North South agriculture meeting cancelled during DUP leadership struggle

North South agriculture meeting cancelled during DUP leadership struggle

An important North South meeting on rural development and agriculture had to be cancelled while DUP members grappled over the...

May 5, 2021

UK/EU trade is ‘far from frictionless’ – NFU Scotland

UK/EU trade is ‘far from frictionless’ – NFU Scotland

NFU Scotland has welcomed the findings of a Westminster committee report into exports from the UK to the EU, and...

April 30, 2021

Trade deal formally approved between the UK and the EU

Trade deal formally approved between the UK and the EU

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has welcomed the news of the approval of the post-Brexit...

April 28, 2021

UK nears free trade agreement with Australia

UK nears free trade agreement with Australia

Trade negotiators for the UK and Australia say they have reached consensus on the vast majority of elements of a...

April 25, 2021