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Joint EU-UK food and drink industry letter on rules of origin to lead EU and UK trade negotiators

16 June 2020
by eub2 -- last modified 16 June 2020

Joint letter to M. Michel Barnier signed by 57 associations representing food and drink industries across the EU and UK calling EU and UK negotiators to preserve business activities between the EU and the UK, with a balanced and ambitious trade agreement including appropriately generous and flexible rules of origin as soon as the transition period ends.


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Our industries have serious concerns about potential outcomes on rules of origin. It is strongly in all our interests – businesses, governments and consumers – to promote continued trade and to minimise avoidable disruption wherever possible.

Our letter sets out the shared views of our industries on how this can be achieved and provides constructive solutions on rules of origin that would help ensure a truly best-in-class trade agreement that ensures our highly integrated supply chains can continue operating effectively.

We remain ready and willing to help deliver an ambitious trade agreement between the EU and the UK that enables businesses to thrive and contribute towards the post-COVID economic recovery.

 

Joint EU-UK food and drink industry letter on rules of origin to lead EU and UK trade negotiators

 

With 15 member National Associations as well as direct member companies and affiliated members, CAOBISCO is the voice of more than 12,700 European chocolate, biscuit and confectionery manufacturers all over Europe.

CAOBISCO - the Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of Europe
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