UK, meat and leather say that Brexit doesn’t look so bad (for now)

UK, meat and leather say that Brexit doesn't look so bad (for now)

After all, Brexit doesn’t look so bad. The British meat and leather associations review the tariff tables that the Government intends to apply from January 1, 2021, in place of the external EU ones. And they are satisfied. The first because it sees itself safeguarded by the price competition of imported animal products. The second because it does not see tariffs applied to imports of strategic goods for the tanning industry.

Brexit doesn’t look so bad

It remains n unknown at the moment: the British government could ask for an extension of the transition phase. In this sense, then, Brexit’s Day One would not be January 1st. Waiting for the reservation withdraw, the livestock industry welcomes the news that London intends to keep import duties on products such as beef and lamb on the line of those currently guaranteed by the EU. “For us – comments to GlobalMeat News Andy McGowan, president of the Scottish abbreviation for meat SAMW – it is a source of relief and satisfaction, because it means that the Government decided to listen to our positions”.

Leather UK satisfied

No duties on the purchase of bovine crust, wet blue and equine crust. Not only that: zeroed rates for the purchase from abroad of finished bovine and sheep leathers. Product categories for which duties between 3.5% and 6.5% had previously been feared. “We are pleased to report that we have been able to eliminate these import tariffs”, is the note from Leather UK, which represented the interests of tanners and operators in the British leather supply chain, cited by Leatherbiz.

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