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NFU Scotland: Only ‘absolute parity’ will resolve seed potato export issues

NFU Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on exporting Scottish seed potatoes to the Europe Union and Northern Ireland by calling for UK Governments to explore all possible avenues to reopen these markets.

According to news story by Gordon Davidson, News & Online Editor at The Scottish Farmer, the union said that reciprocal arrangements, in accordance with the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), should be put in place as soon as possible, achieving equivalence across all imports and exports.

NFUS also stated that it was ‘fully supportive’ of Scottish Government’s proposal to work across Great Britain to develop a thriving and self-contained seed potato market, which would help address the ongoing disadvantage being experienced by Scotland’s seed potato businesses following the loss of established markets in NI and the EU post Brexit.

President Martin Kennedy insisted: “There has to be parity for the sector.”

Source: The Scottish Farmer. Read the full story here
Photo: The Scottish Farmer

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