UK ELECTION RESULT BRINGS MORE CLARITY TO BREXIT PROCESS

13 DECEMBER 2019

ICSA president Edmond Phelan has said the outcome of the UK election will hopefully bring much-needed clarity to the Brexit process. “While hoping for a reversal of Brexit was always wishful thinking, there is now little doubt that Boris Johnson’s withdrawal deal will be ratified in the House of Commons.”

“The key issue of negotiating a trade deal remains however. The UK is our biggest market for beef, and it is crucial that unhindered access is protected at all cost. In the meantime, the improvement in sterling as a direct result of the election outcome must be reflected in an immediate rise in base prices. Factories have no more excuses left to hide behind; the time for them to act on price is now.”

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