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

 

Flexible furloughing is now a reality, announced this afternoon by the Chancellor.
As of 1 July companies will be able to bring employ staff on a part time basis with the remaining days being covered by the furlough scheme.
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Brexit Issue 2: Groupage
We need clarity on certification procedures for mixed containers post Brexit. E.g. who signs what and where?
If UK meat exporters can no longer use groupage, they will be at a very significant competitive disadvantage.
@DefraGovUK

Brexit Issue 1:
A decision needs to be made well ahead of 31 December as to whether we use the current 'UK' health mark for trade with the EU or whether we move to the ISO 'GB' mark so we can manage a smooth transition.
@DefraGovUK