British manufacturers of processed meat, such as sausages and hamburgers, are afraid that their exports to the European Union will be jeopardized when the transition to Brexit is over. The British trade organization British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) reports this Tuesday.
When the transition phase for the Brexit is over on 31 December this year, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the internal market. As a result, papers and checks are required for animal products from the UK. A specific European health certificate will be required for this export, which does not yet exist.
According to BMPA, 75 to 90 percent of UK production goes to the European Union. The value of the total processed meat market is 8.2 billion pounds (almost 9.9 billion euros). "People forget that we are not exporting anything to Europe at the moment, we are only sending things that way. We put it in a truck and ship it." There is only export when goods cross a border.