International Trade

The BTOM will affect GB/EU trade. Image Source: Getty Images/emarto

How will the BTOM impact food imports into Great Britain?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

The Border Target Operating Model (BTOM), the first stage of which came into force on 31 January, will have a significant impact on how the EU trades with Great Britain. Over three stages throughout 2024, new checks and declarations will be required for...

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Brexit bites, or the price of a low pound

By Mark Jones, food and drink solicitor

What will the impact of rising food prices in post-Brexit Britain be on manufacturers, retailers and consumers? Food and drink solicitor at Gordons law firm Mark Jones takes a closer look. 

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British exports to non-EU countries 'beyond expectations': FDF

By Niamh Michail

British food and drink exports were up 6.2% in the first half of 2016 thanks to a weak pound while exports to non-EU countries grew “beyond expectations” in the pre-Brexit period, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Korea doubles snack imports in 10 years

Korea doubles snack imports in 10 years

By RJ Whitehead

South Korea has seen the volume of snack foods imported into the country almost double over the last decade to 121,100 tonnes last year.

The EU has granted a record number of wheat export licenses for this season

EU wheat to maintain competitive edge over US

By Kacey Culliney

More bakers could source more EU wheat as a strengthening dollar and uncertain weather conditions in the US make prices more competitive, says a grains expert.

'We will have to wait and see how the global market reacts, but I don’t think it can have any fundamental influence on the consumers,' said Jack Watts, senior analyst for cereals and oilseeds at AHDB Market Intelligence

EU increases import duty for maize, sorghum and rye

By Anna Bonar

The European Union has set import duties for maize, sorghum and rye above zero for the first time in four years, but it shouldn't have an impact on prices anytime soon, according to an expert. 

HGCA UK milling wheat classification: The UK export market was small and disjointed before, says export manager

UK milling wheat exports on the up, says HGCA

By Nicola Cottam

Support for UK milling wheat is growing as disclosures about quality, consistency and integrity spread, particularly across North Africa and the Middle East, says the export manager of the UK’s Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA).

Lord Livingston visits Proseal

Proseal expands in the UK and US

By Jenny Eagle

UK Trade and Investment Minister Lord Ian Livingston opened a third UK factory for Proseal when he visited Greater Manchester and Cheshire this week.

UK wheat planting for 2014 will be up 22% on this year - good news for suppliers and bakers, an analyst says


Wheat woes over? UK exports and lower prices to return

By Kacey Culliney

Two years on from the disastrous UK wheat harvest, wheat processors and bakers should see the market return to healthy yields and prices, according to a cereals analyst.

Canada sets sights on UK wheat market as part of European trade expansion plans

Canadian wheat imports to UK up 50%

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Poor UK harvests and a deregulation of Canada’s grain market has meant that Canadian wheat sales to the UK have increased by 50%, but the UK industry says that need not mean a long term trend.

European distribution should boost business, says Mmmh! Michel

Mexican snack pellet firm plans Europe distribution

By Kacey Culliney

Distribution in Europe will broaden business to include snacks companies that can’t buy a complete pellet container imported from Mexico, exports director of Mmmh! Michel says.

Wheat use in feed still set to strain bakers and snack makers...

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Wheat worries: Feed use could squeeze bakers

By Kacey Culliney

Use of wheat for feed should be lower than last year but will remain high and this could put more pressure on already tight supplies for the bakery and snacks industry, an analyst says.

USDA notes an 11% drop in global wheat trade

Global wheat trade down 11%: USDA

By Kacey Culliney

Tightening supplies and price surges have led to a slowdown in global wheat trade, according to the latest USDA report.

Emerging markets eating up EU food and drinks

Export strengths tip EU food and drink industry

By Kacey Culliney

Europe’s food and drink industry has tipped its decade-long downward export balance; a shift defined by strong export figures underpinned by emerging market demands, according to FoodDrinkEurope.

Not so Fab: Significant changes are necessary to improve the EU sugar sector, said Nestle and other firms.

EC may boost sugar supply after price hikes and complaints

By Mike Stones

The European Commission will consider boosting the availability of sugar at its next tonnage tender meeting on August 25 after sharp rises in prices and calls from food manufacturers for it to increase sugar quotas or abandon them.


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