Federation of Farmers and Farmers’ Associations This year so far, has analyzed and condemned the flow of agri-food exports to the United Kingdom. Sharp drop in exports Some products (data available for January and February) in relation to the same months of the year 2020.
After analyzing the latest available data from the organization DataComexSince the United Kingdom’s ratification of the EU exit, exports have declined by 4.9% since January, particularly meat products (-33%), fats and oils (-30%) and food preparations (- ) Is affecting exports. 22%). By products, the decline in exports of products such as pork is very notable (-61%) Or olive oil (-35%).
The Union of Unions emphasizes this Current uncertainties around trade with the Anglo-Saxon country, Especially in relation to Sanitary and phytosanetic controlAt the border, exports may cause further declines. Also, the area needs special concern Sanitary and phytosanitary export certificate For products such as essential meat, milk or vegetables from April 1 and whose bureaucracy may further slow down the pace of export and if maintained over time, the state may have a strong impact on the agri-food sector.
In the opinion of the union of unionsState diplomatic services must act to reestablish and consolidate these commercial flows by encouraging the purchase of Spanish products by British citizens and companies. The EU’s approval of the trade agreement with London could provide the union with the tools to protect its interests before possible breaches of the United Kingdom in terms agreed to for Brexit. The organization hopes that European officials Use these tools if trade relations are disrupted or distorted by the British.
This decrease in exports to the British country was added Their harmful effects on state agri-food balance Other trade issues, such as the Airbus-Boeing conflict with the US, the Russian veto or EU agreement with Vietnam, and to which the EU-MERCOSUR agreement could soon be linked, also known as the “Cars for Cows” agreement can go.
In this sense, and now that the European Union has presented its new trade strategy for the coming years, The organization demands that the European productive model be defended in a clear way by applying the principle of reciprocity Phytosanetic matters and working conditions in signing agreements with third countries, review these chapters in detail and do not sign treaties that break these conditions and create unfair competition for European producers.