After 40 years of tariff-free trade with the EU, the future looks very different for British fruit and vegetable businesses. Since Brexit, the export of produce from the UK and the import of produce from the Continent have both slowed down.
Fresh produce businesses face much greater administration just ‘to do business’ as they adjust to the new trading circumstances.
The UK market remains very attractive to both those inside and outside of the EU, with the US, Australia and New Zealand potentially now eyeing up new deals.
And with UK consumers concerned about value for money and rising costs and increasingly, the sustainability of the fresh produce they are purchasing, there is a lot to consider now for British fruit and vegetable businesses.
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