British Meat Processors Association
British Meat Processors Association
BMPA Conference 2019 - Brexit. What Next?

BMPA Conference 2019

Conference Speakers

Lars Hoelgaard

Lars was previously the Deputy Director General of the European Commission’s agricultural department (DG Agri) and is now a partner in Trade Up, an international trade consultancy. Lars is an expert in international trade and trade negotiations and has recently led work with an expert team on the framework for a future EU-UK Trade Agreement Post-Brexit with particular focus on agriculture and food. He will be talking about what sort of relationship the UK can have with the EU and what compromises we will have to make to facilitate trade.

Bill Westman

Bill is Senior Vice President of International Affairs and Administration at the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). He is a strong advocate of lowering tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade and will be offering his frank un-varnished reality check on what we can expect from a future trade arrangement with the US.

Jason Feeney

Jason has been CEO of the Food Standards Agency through some of the most challenging episodes in the department’s history including preparations for Brexit and a number of food safety scandals in the meat sector which precipitated a series of regulatory reforms.

Conference Sponsors

 

David Lindars from @BMPA_INFO said over 120 🚛 carrying 🇬🇧 meat were sat at Rotterdam port, incl one transporting 🐖 which had been stuck there for nearly 3 weeks since 1 Jan.

“There are huge issues with a system that is fundamentally not designed for a short shelf-life food.”

The scale of the unfolding crisis at borders for British meat exporters is explained by BMPA's @DavidLindars in this @politicshome article. The system is already creaking under the strain and companies are losing hundreds of thousands of pounds every day.
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Writing in the @Daily_Express Nick Allen, CEO of BMPA explains some of the hidden problems British Meat companies are facing as a consequence of the new post-Brexit border protocols and a customs system that's not fit for purpose.
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