Not much progress appears to have been made in the negotiations for a looser UK Brexit and Everything points to economic relations between the EU and the British governed by the rules of the World Trade Organization (CMO) starting next January 1.
“It is time for our companies to prepare for an Australian agreement”, These are the harsh words of Prime Minister Boris Johnson before the declaration yesterday of the 27 leaders in the European Council, who asked the United Kingdom to return to the starting points of the withdrawal agreement in order to continue negotiating.
From Europe, they do not close the negotiation either but they are not daunted. The President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on her Twitter account replied: “The EU continues to work for an agreement, but not at any price. As planned, our team will travel to London next week to intensify these negotiations.
The negotiation stretches until next week with the trip to London of the head of the EU, Michel Barnier, as a courteous gesture towards the British Government, But already in the last meeting between the United Kingdom and the EU, with disagreements in matters such as governance, competition or fishing, the wide distance that separates both parties was verified.
Prepare a hard Brexit
Hence, that vA number of organizations and institutions are already preparing several days to unravel the consequences and requirements that from January 2021 will be required of all those who operate with the United Kingdom, third market for Spanish fruit and vegetables. Just one piece of information: Andalusian fruit and vegetable companies exported more than 601 million euros to the United Kingdom in the first 6 months of 2020 (14.8% of the Autonomous Community’s fruit and vegetable exports).
The Andalusian Agency for Foreign Promotion, SA, a public company of the Junta de Andalucía dedicated to supporting the internationalization process of Andalusian companies, has prepared for Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. I WEBINARIO linked to Advisory Program for the preparation of Contingency Plans for BREXIT, under the title: “The 20 key points regarding Brexit for Andalusian companies in the Horticultural Sector”.
Faced with a hard Brexit, important questions arise: What will change for Andalusian fruit and vegetable companies as of January 1, 2021? What do they have to do to prepare and to minimize the possible impacts on their sales in the Anglo-Saxon country?
On this day, the latest events in the framework of the negotiations, what will change in the sales / export operations at customs, regarding the certificates, how the controls or advisory program will be carried out to prepare contingency plans.
Conference from ICEX
The ICEX, after holding a first day yesterday, has planned the following days.
Organized by FIAB, Brexit Conference on the new relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom, he November 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..
The workshop has the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the collaboration of the European Commission, the British Embassy, CESCE and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism / ICEX.
You can register: http://mtr.cool/gdunowmueu