MONAGHAN AGRI-FOOD SECTOR ADVISED TO PREPARE FOR BREXIT CHANGES REGARDLESS OF UKEU TALKS OUTCOME

30 October 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Agri-food businesses in Co Monaghan should immediately take the practical steps necessary to prepare for the changes that Brexit will bring from January 1 next, Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue stated this week. Minister McConalogue was speaking at a meeting of the Brexit Stakeholder Consultative Committee, where he welcomed the resumption of trade talks between the UK and the European Union but stressed that all involved in the farm sector and related industrial and production activity would have to be prepared for trading changes once the economic effects of Brexit started to manifest.

“There are only around 70 days until the Economic Brexit becomes a reality for us all,” the Minister stated. “We have said this before, but it bears repeating …. things will change on 1 January 2021, and we need to understand what this will mean and be ready for it.. There will be additional delays and costs, and businesses need to factor this into their planning for the period from 1 January onwards.” Minister McConalogue …

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