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21 August 2017

FDF Response to latest Government position paper on goods on the market at the point of EU exit

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Commenting on the Government's position paper on goods on the market at the point of EU exit, Ian Wright CBE, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) said:

“FDF's priority is to ensure businesses can trade both finished goods and raw materials freely and without friction as part of any interim transition deal with the EU27 and through a future UK-EU trading relationship.

“We are pleased to see that today's paper recognises the challenges for UK food and drink products on the market at the point of exit and that Government is considering how to mitigate against the worst case scenario.

“However, as last week's record export figures from FDF highlight, Europe is an essential market for UK food and drink and we urge the Government to secure a transition deal swiftly to protect consumer choice and to prevent any unnecessary disruption.”

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Contact Ted Woodward, Corporate Affairs Division, at: ted.woodward@fdf.org.uk, or +44 (0) 20 7420 7140.

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