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EU-UK trade deal a 'welcome relief' for pig sector' - NPA

24th Dec 2020 / By Alistair Driver

The NPA has described news that a trade deal has been agreed between the UK and EU as a 'welcome relief' for the pig sector.

Parliament is set to return on December 30 to ratify a deal that for the past few weeks has looked in doubt. News of a deal, which will see tariff free trade with the EU continue, has been greeted with relief across the agricultural sector, which feared the impact of a no deal on our all-important trade with the EU.

The NPA said: "The news of a deal with the EU is a welcome relief to the British pig industry. We will study the detail of the agreement and there will be challenges as we move to new trading arrangements. However, the avoidance of ‘no deal' gives us all greater certainty about the future."

However, there will still be disruption from January 1 as new checks and certification is required on goods traded between the EU and UK.

The successful conclusion of a deal between the UK and EU is 'very positive news for British agriculture', according to NFU president Minette Batters.

You can see more industry reaction HERE