Trade

Food and drink exports top pre-pandemic levels

Food and drink exports top pre-pandemic levels

UK food and drink exports with non-EU countries have soared above pre-pandemic levels for the first time, according to new...

June 1, 2022

Gov to cut tariffs on Ukrainian poultry imports

Gov to cut tariffs on Ukrainian poultry imports

The UK government is to cut tariffs on all goods from Ukraine to zero under the UK-Ukraine free trade agreement...

April 26, 2022

Red meat exports to US almost double in January

Red meat exports to US almost double in January

America imported more than £3 million worth of red meat from the UK in January – almost double the amount...

April 11, 2022

Greater consideration needed regarding Welsh farms – report

Greater consideration needed regarding Welsh farms – report

The overall takeaway of a new report published today (Thursday, April 7) is that greater consideration should be taken by...

April 7, 2022

LMC gives evidence to Westminster’s NI Affairs Select Committee

LMC gives evidence to Westminster’s NI Affairs Select Committee

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson, recently gave evidence to Westminster’s Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee. He...

February 8, 2022

Northern Ireland Protocol import inspections to remain in place

Northern Ireland Protocol import inspections to remain in place

Import inspections, linked to the application of the Northern Ireland Protocol, are to remain unchanged for at least the next...

February 4, 2022

Minister Edwin Poots responds to EU audit report

Minister Edwin Poots responds to EU audit report

Last week an EU audit report, assessing the system of controls in place for animals entering Northern Ireland, was submitted...

February 1, 2022

Cabinet reshuffle: Johnson trades Truss for Trevelyan

Cabinet reshuffle: Johnson trades Truss for Trevelyan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has swapped Liz Truss for Anne-Marie Trevelyan as the new Secretary of State for International Trade,...

September 16, 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

EU lays out proposed solution to SPS checks issues in Northern Ireland

EU lays out proposed solution to SPS checks issues in Northern Ireland

The European Commission has published a series of ‘non-papers’ in the fields of medicines and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures,...

July 27, 2021

Well worth keeping an eye on the UK / Australia trade deal

Well worth keeping an eye on the UK / Australia trade deal

UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss MP went on to BBC last Sunday morning (April 25) to confirm that a...

April 27, 2021

Building on TCA must be a ‘priority’ for UK government and EU Commission

Building on TCA must be a ‘priority’ for UK government and EU Commission

NFU Scotland is calling on both the UK government and the EU Commission to build on the Trade and Cooperation...

February 25, 2021

UK labelling changes: Food from NI can be labelled ‘Origin EU’ post Brexit

UK labelling changes: Food from NI can be labelled ‘Origin EU’ post Brexit

Food labelling changes which will come into effect from January 1, 2021, have been revealed by the UK government. In...

November 6, 2020

British meat producers feeling the heat on Brexit uncertainty

British meat producers feeling the heat on Brexit uncertainty

British meat producers have raised concerns across the water as Brexit departure day of March 29 approaches, with lobbyists urging...

March 1, 2019

Dairy exporters heading for leading food and drink fair in China

Dairy exporters heading for leading food and drink fair in China

Dairy exporters will be travelling to China later this month, in a UK delegation led by the Agriculture and Horticulture...

November 11, 2018

‘Globalisation must work for EU farmers’ – Agriculture MEPs warn

‘Globalisation must work for EU farmers’ – Agriculture MEPs warn

Trade deals with third countries must be fair and balanced, imported foodstuffs must comply with high European Union (EU) standards...

June 20, 2018

NIGTA: ‘Farming income was higher than support payments in only three of the last 20 years’

NIGTA: ‘Farming income was higher than support payments in only three of the last 20 years’

Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA) President Dr. Keith Agnew believes that the farming and food sectors are those which...

May 4, 2017

CETA trade deal approved in European Parliament

CETA trade deal approved in European Parliament

The European Parliament has passed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Following a vote in...

February 15, 2017