Coveney: no-deal Brexit ‘may’ hit food prices

Minister for Foreign Affairs is urging traders to begin drawing up contingency plans for avoiding the British land bridge to Europe

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
25th October, 2020
Coveney: no-deal Brexit ‘may’ hit food prices
Simon Coveney, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence: talks on fishing rights proving difficult Picture: RollingNews

Irish shoppers will most likely see the price of some food products increase from the new year if Britain leaves the EU without a trade deal, Simon Coveney has said.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs said that while he didn’t expect to see any shortage of British products in the absence of a trade deal, the imposition of tariffs would mean the price of some items would rise in the short term while retailers attempted...

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