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Retail, Food, Hospitality Brexit round-up W/E 15th December

18 December 2019
Retail, Food, Hospitality Brexit round-up W/E 15th December. UK PM speech on taking up office, EU Council President remarks following Council meeting.

Brexit Developments

UK PM speech on taking up office: No.10 has published a transcript of a speech by Boris Johnson on returning to 10 Downing Street from Buckingham Palace. ‘…….on Monday MPs will arrive at Westminster to form a new parliament and I am proud to say that members of our new one nation government – a people’s government – will set out from constituencies that have never returned a Conservative MP for 100 years and yes they will have an overwhelming mandate, from this election, to get Brexit done and we will honour that mandate by Jan 31.'  View >  Food and Drink Federation > British Chambers of Commerce >

EU Council President remarks following Council meeting: EU President Charles Michel published the following comment following Council meetings on 13th December: 'I had the occasion this morning to congratulate Prime Minister Boris Johnson. It is a clear victory and we expect that the British Parliament will vote as soon as possible on this Withdrawal Agreement. It is very important in our opinion, because we are ready to start the next phase. We are ready also to defend and promote our European interests. The level playing field is a very important goal for us. We will try also to continue a good way of working. We have experimented with it in recent years by ensuring transparency between member states, and we would like to guarantee again the unity between member states. It is a very crucial goal in our opinion. Of course, we hope that it will be possible to keep in the future a very strong strategic relationship with the UK.'  View >

UK Seafood exports to Eurasian Customs Union, Belarus and Kazakhstan: The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs has published guidance on documentary requirements. View > 

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