Brexit becomes a hard fact on 31 December 2020 and it will have major consequences for the production and trade of fresh produce for the UK market. Brexit will lead to new borders and higher import costs, more complex procedures and checks. This will create considerable pressure on the market and the economic consequences will be profound. This upcoming webinar offers expertise from different horticultural organisations, provides insight into the current position of the sector and will elaborate on the ways we still have to prepare ourselves.
Nigel Jenney, CEO Fresh Produce Consortium UK
Nigel Jenney of Fresh Produce Consortium, the trade association in the United Kingdom, will share his vision on the development of the fresh produce market. How do our British trading partners view Brexit?
Eline van den Berg, Supply Chain Public Affairs, Royal FloraHolland
Royal FloraHolland has carried out an impact analysis that shows that the more expensive Dutch horticultural products will have a major impact on the market and our competitive position in the United Kingdom. Eline van den Berg of Royal FloraHolland speaks about this.
Winand Quaedvlieg, permanent delegate on behalf of Business Europe in Brussels
Winand Quaedvlieg outlines the political view on Brexit. Without rules and regulations, nobody knows what to expect and free movement of goods will cease to exist. ‘A disaster for the trade and we must therefore prepare ourselves for severe external and internal challenges’, Quaedvlieg states.