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Seed potato sale ban continues to ‘anger and frustrate’ Scottish growers

The ongoing post-Brexit ban on selling seed potatoes to the valuable European market continues to anger and frustrate Scottish growers according to NFU Scotland.

As William Kellett reports for Agiland, the union is calling for urgent action from the EU Commission and the UK government to agree a new model for two-way trade in seed potatoes between GB, the EU and Northern Ireland, but fears that politics will continue to rob Scottish growers of a valuable market.

The Trade and Co-operation Agreement with Europe, announced at the end of 2020 as part of Brexit, failed to agree equivalence on seed potatoes. This resulted in significant prohibitions on Scottish seed exports to the EU and Northern Ireland. The consequence for growers was immediate and remain in force according to the union.

Source: Agriland. Read the full story here
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