Delays over Third Country listing puts £175m meat export trade at risk, says BMPA
Sep17

Delays over Third Country listing puts £175m meat export trade at risk, says BMPA

A delay in becoming a ‘Third Country’ listing could put the UK’s £175 million a month meat export market at risk, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA). Nick Allen, CEO of the British Meat Processors Association. In order to continue selling meat and other food products into the EU after 31st December, the UK as a whole will have to be formally listed as a Third Country by the EU. Once that is done, each...

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QMS publication highlights importance of Scottish red meat industry
Sep09

QMS publication highlights importance of Scottish red meat industry

The Scottish red meat sectors continuing importance to Scotland’s economy, as well as the significance of markets outside Scotland to the country’s farmers and red meat processors, has been highlighted in a new publication launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Ian MacDonald, senior economics analyst with QMS. The latest edition of the Scottish Red Meat Industry Profile covers the 2019 calendar year, providing a snapshot of the...

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UK red meat showcased at two major events in China
Sep09

UK red meat showcased at two major events in China

Exporters will be flying the flag for UK pork and beef at two major events in China this month, marking the first international showcasing since the coronavirus outbreak. On Thursday 18th September, China International Meat Industry Exhibition 2020 (CIMIE 2020) will take place at the Qingdao Cosmopolitan Exposition in China, bringing together visitors and buyers from all across Asia. Organised by the China Meat Association and the...

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BMPA says Government is putting £1.2 billion of trade at risk
Sep08

BMPA says Government is putting £1.2 billion of trade at risk

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has launched a new campaign targeted at Government to expose what it calls “glaring weaknesses” in Brexit preparations that puts £1.2 billion worth of trade at risk. Despite reassurances from Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week that the UK is ready for any eventuality with Brexit, the BMPA says a number of key issues remain unsolved. It also added that Brexit contingency preparations...

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BVA calls for clarity on vet checks ahead of EU negotiations
Aug17

BVA calls for clarity on vet checks ahead of EU negotiations

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called for clarity on the arrangements for the movement of animals and animal products after the transition period, as the UK and EU enter the seventh round of negotiations. The BVA is warning that preparations for veterinary checks on exports and imports cannot start until the UK and EU have reached an agreement. The Association has previously raised concerns about the UK’s preparedness...

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Beef export deal with Japan secured by AK Stoddart
Aug05

Beef export deal with Japan secured by AK Stoddart

UK food processing company, AK Stoddart, has secured a contract for its beef from Japan worth an estimated £1 million. AK Stoddart says the deal will help the company reach its target of growing exports as the reputation of Scotch Beef PGI across the world continues to grow. An initial 20-tonne container of assorted beef products was despatched to Japan last month and will be followed by further deliveries in the next eight to 10...

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