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8 December 2017

FDF response to the Prime Minister's announcement on Ireland and the progression of Brexit negotiations

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FDF Director General Ian Wright CBE said:

“The Food & Drink Federation (FDF) warmly welcomes this morning's news that the European Commission is to recommend to the European Council that Brexit talks should now proceed to stage two. We look forward to seeing the detail of what has been agreed on citizens' rights and on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; both issues of critical concern to food and drink manufacturing.

“Time remains desperately short. We call for swift progress not only on future trade relations between the UK and EU but most importantly on the detail of a transition period. This must maintain the status quo so businesses have the certainty they need.”

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