Thursday 16 December 2021 / 2:45 PM Gareth Thomas / Trade

Gareth Thomas responds to drop in UK food and drink exports to EU

Gareth Thomas MP, Labour’s Shadow Trade Policy Minister, responding to recent figures showing a drop of 24% in food and drink sales to the EU, said:

“Ministers need to accelerate support to food and drink exporters to reverse this decline in sales to France, Germany and other European countries otherwise we risk seeing others take long term trade opportunities away from British businesses putting good jobs and firms at risk.

“Sorting out urgently a veterinary agreement, putting long term solutions in place for the supply chain crisis including on HGV drivers, and helping more firms navigate new customs rules are essential.”