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Tag Archives: Brexit

Two indicators, little in common, same name: Market Price Support

We are pleased to welcome this guest post by Lars Brink, who is an independent advisor working from Canada. This post examines the concepts and calculations of the two different agricultural policy indicators called Market Price Support (MPS): the one is used by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in its measurement of [...]

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Implications of Brexit for developing countries’ agri-food trade

Brexit may provide both opportunities and threats for developing country exporters of agri-food products to the UK.

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The Brexit negotiations on the future trade relationship

The European Council guidelines do not provide much comfort that a ‘cliff-edge’ at the end of 2020 can be avoided.

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Brexit Withdrawal Agreement forwarded to UK

Does the draft Withdrawal Agreement mean the Turkish option for the UK during the transition period?

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A Tale of Two Policy Documents: DEFRA vs. Commission Communication

The UK vision of an agricultural policy without direct income support for farming contrasts with the Commission Communication

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Pitfalls on the way to a Brexit transition period

Agreeing on transition arrangements after Brexit could face legal and political difficulties

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Another look at the possible Brexit implications for the CAP budget

Examining the financial constraints on the size of the CAP budget in the next EU Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF)

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The UK must pay for access to the single market

The British Foreign Secretary, with his stance on possible UK budget contributions in return for access to the single market, may yet jeopardise the future relationship between the UK and the EU after Brexit..

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UK publishes proposals on customs arrangements with the EU

How should the EU respond to the UK’s proposals for customs co-operation after Brexit?

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Which EU countries will bear the brunt of a hard Brexit?

Re-introducing tariffs on UK-EU trade would significantly reduce trade in certain sectors including foodstuffs

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Avoiding the ‘cliff edge’: Immediate trade arrangements post-Brexit need to be given higher priority in Article 50 negotiations

The EU needs to give greater priority to immediate post-Brexit trade arrangements in the Article 50 negotiations

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What the UK Conservative Party manifesto says about Brexit

UK Conservative Party manifesto confirms course for a ‘hard’ Brexit

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Is a level playing field an argument for continued support to UK agriculture after Brexit?

We are pleased to publish this guest post by David Blandford (Penn State University) and Berkeley Hill (Imperial College London). The President of the National Farmers Union (NFU) of England and Wales told the Food Manufacture Group’s Business Leaders’ Forum (Feb 14, 2017) that the NFU is currently actively lobbying the UK government to ensure [...]

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Britain’s policy for agriculture post-Brexit

Brexit provides the UK with an opportunity to redesign its agricultural policy along more sensible lines.

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GMO decision-making and the potential impact of Brexit

GM decision-making remains paralysed and Brexit will not help to resolve the deadlock.

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Establishing the UK’s non-exempt limit on agricultural support after Brexit

Possible outcomes for UK domestic support commitments in its WTO schedule after Brexit

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Brexit and Irish agri-food trade

Unless the UK can be persuaded to stay in the EU customs union, the value of Irish agri-food trade would suffer a swingeing cut.

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Triggering the next revisions of the CAP

Revisions to the CAP basic acts in the coming years will likely be incremental, with a major rethink put off to 2022 or 2023.

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We need a British Ecosystem Services Policy not a British Agricultural Policy

A proposal for a post-Brexit agricultural land management policy

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Impact of Brexit on the EU budget

Calculations showing the impact of Brexit on the net budget balances of the remaining Member States

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Impact of Brexit on CAP budget net balances for remaining Member States

Germany and the Netherlands will be the main losers if CAP spending is maintained after Brexit.

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UK Brexit and WTO farm support limits

Determining the UK’s share of the EU’s trade-distorting domestic support ceiling after Brexit will depend partly on the allocation key but also the amount to which it is applied.

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Waking up to Brexit – two weeks on

Even with goodwill, we may not be able to avoid the re-imposition of tariffs on trade between the UK and the EU after Brexit

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The UK opts for Brexit, what next?

The British people in their referendum yesterday expressed their wish to leave the European Union. It is a decision I deeply regret. I believe it will have negative consequences for the UK in terms of economic growth and possibly constitutional stability. For the EU, it is not possible now to foresee the longer-term consequences. At [...]

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Agriculture in the debate over Brexit

Dispelling some myths on agriculture in the debate around Brexit

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WTO dimensions of a UK ‘Brexit’ and agricultural trade

How would the UK’s WTO commitments be established in the event of a Brexit and how constraining would they be?

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UK Brexit and agriculture

New paper argues that UK withdrawal from the EU (Brexit) would have significant adverse effects for the Irish agri-food sector.

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Agricultural implications of British EU withdrawal for rest of the EU

A UK withdrawal from the EU would raise trade costs for EU farm and food exporters and importers to and from the UK, depending on the trade arrangements in place after withdrawal.

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