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Dairy UK Supports UK Govt 'Goods on the Market' Position Paper

25 August 2017

UK - Earlier this week, the UK Government published a position paper entitled "Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK."

According to the publication, it is in the interests of both the UK and the EU to ensure a smooth and orderly withdrawal in regard to the availability of goods in the UK and EU markets.

Dr Judith Bryans, chief executive of Dairy UK, said: "We fully support the UK Government’s stated aim of reaching agreement with the EU in order to secure frictionless trade in goods and services. We are also pleased to see the Government has recognised the importance of agri foods in today’s position paper.

"Businesses need certainty around the legalities associated with ensuring they can continue to trade in goods at the point of Brexit. The EU is our biggest export market and recognition of the need for stability is welcome.

"Dairy is a hugely important industry to the UK and while many industries are seeking priority during complex Brexit negotiations we contend that dairy should be recognised as being fundamental to the country’s future interests given the role we play in providing safe and nutritious food to the nation.

"We will offer the Government every possible assistance in securing arrangements that will minimise disruption to consumers and dairy businesses and will help the UK dairy industry take advantage of the opportunities that Brexit may yield."

You can view the Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK - position paper by clicking here.

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