Border checks have continued at ports in Northern Ireland despite DUP Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots’ instruction to officials to cease on Wednesday night (2nd February), and the First Minister’s subsequent resignation on Thursday.
The DIT’s impact assessment on the UK’s recently signed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Australia estimates financial blows for the agriculture, fishery and semi-processed food sectors.
The remarks by Maros Sefcovic, vice-president of the European Commission, came as the row between the UK and France over post-Brexit fishing rights continued.
After meeting with trade bodies across the food and drink industry, the government has said it will intervene in the current CO2 shortages.
Ian Wright, chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has written to the government, warning that the food supply chain is “now seriously compromised by the disruptions in the supply of CO2.”