Rules of Origin paper commissioned by FDF and Nabim

Further to previous circulars on the issue of rules of origin in a future EU27-UK FTA, Nabim and FDF have now published a study on the issues for the food and drink trade titled "Rules of Origin in an EU-UK FTA: A 'hidden hard Brexit' for food and drink exporters." This lays out some case studies showing how two different approaches to origin requirements (PEM and CETA) could affect trade in some common foodstuffs and suggests eight principles on rules of origin that could be sought by the UK in a future trade framework to minimise disruption and potentially some very costly restructuring of supply chains. The report and associated press release is attached for your information.