IRISH MEAT EXPORTERS EYE DIRECT SHIPPING ROUTES TO EUROPE

Irish meat and livestock exporters could soon bypass the UK by shipping products directly to continental Europe, in a bid to avoid increased costs and customs checks at British ports, once the UK leaves the European Union (EU). According to the Irish Exporters Association (IEA), around 67% of Irish exporters currently make use of the UK land-bridge to access continental markets. For Irish meat exports, this figure rises to over 90%, data compiled by Meat Industry Ireland (MII), the trade association representing the Irish meat processing sector, show. However, ...


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