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Family farmers will bear brunt of no deal Brexit

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Notch7, 18 Aug 2019.

  1. Notch7

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    I hope nobody on this forum that wants a no deal lives in the North near a farming area: say Yorkshire, Durham, Wales etc


    A no-deal Brexit would see UK farmers facing immediate tariffs on agri-food exports, rendering them uncompetitive, it warns.

    At the same time, the removal of tariff protection on many imports would leave farmers exposed to shipments of cheaper food coming into the country.

    The combination of adverse trading and government plans to remove direct support payments will render the majority of farm businesses unviable, says the study – especially if only a proportion of scrapped payments is offset by enhanced environmental support.

    https://www.fwi.co.uk/news/eu-referendum/report-warns-family-farms-will-bear-brunt-of-no-deal-brexit

    the full pdf, if you like the gory details (y)
     
  2. EddieM

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    Give it a rest... it ain't happening, if you haven't given up smoking I suggest you start. After all if you don't drink and don't smoke, you don't live longer, it just seems longer.
     
  3. SirGalahad

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    Unfortunately a lot of farmers voted for Brexit as they were misled but now it's not democractic enough for peole to re-visit their choice.
     
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    Dominic Cummings is ok though- his family farming operation got £200,000 from eu subsidies
     
  6. fillyboy

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    So let me get this right, after posting hundreds of posts against tariffs, you're saying here you support 'tariff protection' for EU farmers.
    Make your mind up old bean, you seem confused again.
     
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    "All existing Lidl contracts contain a DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) clause. In an effort to understand the level of preparedness of key UK suppliers we are communicating proactively with them and working together to resolve any potential barriers to supply," the supermarket said in a statement.

    The "delivered duty paid" clause means that the cost of transporting goods, including tariffs on EU exports, are the responsibility of the supplier.

    In the event of a no-deal Brexit, tariffs on EU exports would come into force automatically, according to World Trade Organization rules.

    EU tariffs on food can be both high and complex.

    On some types of beef it is 12.8% plus 265 euros per 100kg for meat from outside the EU. The average for dairy products is more than 35%."



    When/if we become a 'third country', that will put a lot of suppliers out of business if DDP clauses are commonplace...

    EU countries will of course have a hiccup in supply, but no doubt they will simply switch to other sources - since they have the luxury of existing free trade deals!
     
  8. Notch7

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    Thank you for raising that question, it is a valid point.

    The UK is currently within the EU and so there are 0 tariffs for all goods. Farming is protected by the EU via subsidies.
    The CAP does have numerous issues, that is clear.

    If the UK leave the EU and goes to WTO it will have no trade deals, nor any chance of agreeing any short term.

    That means it has no choice but to adopt mist favoured natiion status.

    The net result is the UK will suffer considerable damage to farming.

    As I keep saying, thecargument Leavers dont understand is that they focus entirely on reasons they believe for leaving the EU.
    Leavers have not given consideration to the UKs destination:

    Which is WTO with no trade deals -which is known to be very damaging.
     
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