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 [...]
Brexit may provide both opportunities and threats for developing country exporters of agri-food products to the UK.
The European Council guidelines do not provide much comfort that a ‘cliff-edge’ at the end of 2020 can be avoided.
Does the draft Withdrawal Agreement mean the Turkish option for the UK during the transition period?
The UK vision of an agricultural policy without direct income support for farming contrasts with the Commission Communication
Agreeing on transition arrangements after Brexit could face legal and political difficulties
Examining the financial constraints on the size of the CAP budget in the next EU Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF)
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..
How should the EU respond to the UK’s proposals for customs co-operation after Brexit?
Re-introducing tariffs on UK-EU trade would significantly reduce trade in certain sectors including foodstuffs
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
UK Conservative Party manifesto confirms course for a ‘hard’ Brexit
Brexit provides the UK with an opportunity to redesign its agricultural policy along more sensible lines.
GM decision-making remains paralysed and Brexit will not help to resolve the deadlock.
Possible outcomes for UK domestic support commitments in its WTO schedule after Brexit
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.
Revisions to the CAP basic acts in the coming years will likely be incremental, with a major rethink put off to 2022 or 2023.
A proposal for a post-Brexit agricultural land management policy
Calculations showing the impact of Brexit on the net budget balances of the remaining Member States
Germany and the Netherlands will be the main losers if CAP spending is maintained after Brexit.
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.
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
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 [...]
Dispelling some myths on agriculture in the debate around Brexit
How would the UK’s WTO commitments be established in the event of a Brexit and how constraining would they be?
New paper argues that UK withdrawal from the EU (Brexit) would have significant adverse effects for the Irish agri-food sector.
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.