Five urgent requests on EU-UK trade relations

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Five urgent requests on EU-UK trade relations

Brussels, 9th December 2020

As the EU and UK trade negotiations seem be reaching a conclusion, Europe’s farmers and agri-cooperatives, food manufacturers, traders, and agri-food sector workers have issued the following joint statement outing what will need to be done next.

Our priority is to safeguard jobs and allow the agri-food sector to thrive. At this eleventh hour we call on negotiators to strike a comprehensive tariff-free and quota-free trade agreement with close harmonisation of rules, including on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade. We must strive for a level playing field, including on workers’ rights.

Whether a deal is struck or not, we have 5 urgent requests.

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