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 [...]
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.