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    Dairy and the “catastrophic” no deal Brexit threat

    11 January 2019

    Few sectors could be more prone to the impact of a “no deal” Brexit scenario than dairy, with vast volumes of product moving between the UK and EU trading partners on a daily basis. With just days left before the crucial Westminster vote on the Withdrawal Agreement in the UK Parliament and weeks before the March 29 date, there is still little clarity for a sector that traditionally offers low shelf-life products and requires highly integrated supply chains. The liquid border that exists between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is central to the whole debate and is also very crucial for the milk processing trade. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Alexander Anton, Secretary General of the European Dairy Association about the potential impact of a no deal Brexit on dairy.