Pig Sector: BMPA Pork Supply Chain Report

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

 

Welcome https://www.gov.scot/news/rural-visa-pilot-proposed/ as food industry struggles to attract sufficient staff with right skills. Sadly UK Govt doesn’t see responsibility for securing food supplies as a priority. SAMW members battling to maintain output to match consumer demand.

Strikes at French ports now NOT GOING AHEAD:

“French Officials have informed Defra that following a meeting with trade unions the proposed strike action at the SIVIPS of Boulogne, Calais and Dunkirk will no longer take place.”

Industry chiefs have warned @DefraGovUK consultation into pig sector contracts fails to cover the wider supply chain, giving the department ‘insufficient information’ to base decisions on.

@BMPA_INFO @NatPigAssoc

Find out more at https://bit.ly/3C3ZU3L #PigCrisis