BRITISH FISHERMEN FACE NEW DUTY-FREE COMPETITION FROM THE FAROE ISLANDS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

BRITISH fishermen are facing more duty-free import competition, with the European Union (EU) Council of Ministers agreeing to allow salted and dried coalfish, common whelk and crab from the Faroe Islands into the EU without any tariffs. The Faroes remain outside the EU, despite being part of the Kingdom of Denmark. These duty-free imports will not be unlimited however, with ministers saying that annual quotas should be set capping their size. The move follows a request from the Faroese government for these duties to be waived. In a ...


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