Immediately after last but not least achieving the Brexit deal, the trade of agricultural and food items between the EU and the United kingdom has also been controlled. The British isles is worth €3.4 billion and is the fourth market place for Italy. The important aspects of the offer consist of the absence of customized obligations and the ongoing security of solutions with geographical indications.
We have asked Federico Baraldi (in the photo), CEO of Isolagrande, a firm exporting massive volumes of veggies to Good Britain, to discuss what will in fact alter for Italian companies.
“We have followed negotiations carefully because of to the relevance the Uk market place for the Italian agricultural sector in common and Isolagrande in certain. We have identified some professionals and drawbacks that arrive with the offer”
“What is optimistic is that there will be no obligations in between Great Britain and the EU. Achieving an arrangement on this point was important to stay away from significant repercussions on the market, as obligations would have led to an undefined improve in costs and a drastic reduction of the demand for Italian items. England stays a quite essential focus on for our enterprise also in the medium-very long interval.”
“For Isolagrande, the British market place signifies 30% of the turnover. British customers are especially demanding and are interested in quality products like our “Piccolo” – bunch cherry tomatoes we increase on significant-tech heated greenhouses – as perfectly as in other new types this kind of as red plum, yellow cherry and orange bunch tomatoes.”
“Obtaining results of this variety in this kind of a aggressive market is unquestionably a challenge we tackle with passion and determination. This is attainable also many thanks to slicing-edge generation procedures, which are coordinated by a group of specialized agronomist qualified to give our clientele with excellent and wholesome tomatoes.”
Not almost everything is good
“There will be road blocks if we want to continue our jobs and set up new applications with the United kingdom. We will have to regulate them as very best as we can, attempting to mitigate all the increased administration expenditures when it will come to logistics and new customs checks. Just imagine that, as of January 2021, we have to send all documents to the British customs office by fax.”
“We are already doing the job on complying with all the new obligations necessary to continue exporting to the United kingdom – from customs documents to the new certification of origin envisaged by the EU. Fortunately, we by now have encounter doing the job with other excess-EU markets these as Switzerland, and the documents required and checks executed are related. The key hazard remains the unpredictability and uncertainty when it will come to the business and agricultural guidelines the British isles will put into action in the in the vicinity of foreseeable future and the laws our products will be subjected to in the medium period. It is hard to make a forecast, we will have to hold out and see.”