Published: Thu, August 08, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

United Kingdom trade delegation eyes post-Brexit deal with Trump

United Kingdom trade delegation eyes post-Brexit deal with Trump

Today, Britain's food and drink lobby warned that Britain would experience shortages of some fresh foods for weeks or even months if a disorderly no-deal Brexit left perishable produce rotting in lorries at ports.

"We're not going to starve but there will be shortages of fresh food and some specialist ingredients".

Dover is a crucial chokepoint through which the biggest portion of cross-channel trade enters the country from France.

"He was effusive in his warmth for the United Kingdom".

Rycroft said they estimated that the cost of preparing for a no-deal exit, including reserving warehouse space, using alternative distributors and losing orders in congested ports, would cost the industry up to 100 million pounds a week.

The UK food industry wants aspects of competition law to be set aside to allow firms to co-ordinate and direct supplies with each other in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Currently, the Competition and Markets Authority forbids such coordination to avoid price-fixing, but the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has asked for assurances that fines would not be applied if companies worked together to tackle shortages.

However, US politicians have warned that Congress is unlikely to sign off on any deal if Brexit has put the peace process in Ireland at risk. Many of them already spent millions of pounds preparing for Brexit ahead of the original deadline of March 29.

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"This includes vital work to make sure traffic continues to flow smoothly at both the port and the surrounding roads after Brexit".

If Corbyn's maneuver succeeds, Parliament could force the appointment of a new premier at the helm of a government of national unity, Tory former Attorney General Dominic Grieve said Monday.

"There are many key dates ahead for sterling, but the passing of September 5 without a successful motion of no-confidence in the government will in our view be a further important step along the road of a no-deal Brexit on October 31", said Derek Halpenny, head of research at MUFG.

A spokeswoman for the government said it was working to support "consumers and businesses in their preparation for Brexit". That's something European Union leaders including Irish Premier Leo Varadkar say they won't countenance because it would threaten the Northern Ireland peace agreement.

"Look at it from America's point of view: Britain has much less to give than Europe as a whole did, therefore less reason for the United States to make concessions", he told BBC Radio 4 earlier this week.

MailOnline understands that the meeting with Trump came during the Foreign Secretary's sit down with Mr Pence at the White House.

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