Proposed procedures for importing and exporting of goods are “convoluted, expensive and will seriously hamper trade with other countries”, says BMPA.
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Unless a number of key issues are urgently addressed, £1.2 billion of annual meat exports will be at risk along with thousands of jobs in the meat and livestock sector, according to BMPA.
UK regulation currently states that red meat should have a shelf life of no longer than 10 days, but a BMPA study has provided evidence which reportedly proves it is safe to extend this.
BMPA has stated that the Government's decision not to apply for BSE Negligible Risk Status will see the British meat industry lose out on millions.
Nick Allen from the BMPA is calling on Government to finalise decisions around export certification and warns if clarity is not offered soon, UK meat businesses will suffer.
In order to fix the skills shortage of butchers in the UK, the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is collating evidence to prompt the British government to add 'Butchers’ to the Shortage Occupation List.
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has urged for the UK government to take immediate action to avoid future trade complications.
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has received evidence of refrigerated shipping costs increasing up to 200 percent.
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The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has called for support from the government as increased demand, combined with workers being advised to isolate, has put extreme pressure of the meat sector.
An event is being launched by the British Meat Processors Association to discuss the impacts of different farming systems and explore solutions to climate change.
A joint statement on behalf of the UK meat processing industry has outlined how the no-deal Brexit temporary tariff plan will have consequences for suppliers.