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    German Farming Industry Seeks Post-Brexit Trade Deal with the UK


    Following the historic vote which decided that Britain will in fact leave the EU, there has been a lot of speculation as to how this will affect both food standards regulations and the UK’s global trade potential. Now, the German farming association, DBV, have thrown their hat into the ring with a statement from association head, Joachim Rukweid.

    Rukweid states, "An open market with the United Kingdom for us should have a high priority in the Brexit negotiations. The United Kingdom is an important market for the German farming industry."

    It comes as no surprise that DBV want to maintain trade with the UK, considering that in 2015 Germany’s food and farm product exports to Britain totalled approximately €4.8 billion (£4.16 billion). This gives the Germans a food trade surplus with the UK of around €3.4 billion; the surplus alone, according to Rukwied, is more than Germany total food exports to the US.

    Germany’s food exports to the UK include meat, milk, grains, fruit and vegetables.

    Rukwied spoke just last week about how German farmers were ‘greatly concerned about a potential huge gap in EU funding when net EU budget contributor Britain leaves’, so it makes sense that they are also looking outside of the EU when it comes to future trade deals.


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