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.