Poor Brexit planning puts £1.2bn of annual meat exports at risk

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The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has issued a plea to Government to address key Brexit issues which could see £1.2 billion of annual meat exports at risk along with thousands of jobs.

The group warned EU exit contingency plans were proceeding at a ‘snail’s pace’, and the UK Government needed to fix a number of outstanding problems.

Chief executive of the BMPA, Nick Allen, claimed months of talks with Ministers had yielded little progress, and patience has worn thin for the British meat industry and other sectors relying on overseas trade.

Mr Allen said: “With less than four months to go, Britain has a woeful lack of infrastructure and people to operate the new export system, which if not addressed, will result in massive delays, extra cost and lost orders.”

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