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Industry call for six-month grace period

SAMW has joined 10 other organisations across the Scottish food and drink sector as signatories to an urgent letter to the Prime Minister highlighting the challenges faced by the industry as a result of Covid-19 and the looming threat of the end of the Brexit transition period.

The letter calls for a six-month ‘grace period’ to be sought concerning new export rules with the EU, backed by the observation that 2020 hasn’t been an effective transition period, largely due to the pandemic. As a result, with 50 days to go, we have no trade deal. Common sense is needed to avoid huge losses.

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