Upbeat but unready? Food firms and Brexit

Bord Bia survey finds optimism in sector but warns that many must do more to prepare

29th June, 2017
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Bord Bia chief Tara McCarthy and Catherine Day, former secretary general of the European Commission, at the Brexit Barometer launch. Pic: Fennell Photography.

State food body Bord Bia has issued a report which highlights the challenges facing the Irish food and drink industry in the wake of Brexit. The trading relationship with Britain was worth €4 billion to the sector last year.

The body’s report is based on its Brexit Barometer, a survey completed by 139 food, drink and horticulture exporters in an effort to assess the sector’s exposure to the risks associated with Brexit.

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