Brexit and the Dutch tulips
Irish farmers have welcomed improved prospects for a deal on new trade terms by the March 29, 2019 Brexit deadline.
How Ireland is affected gets special attention in the withdrawal agreement being negotiated.
For farmers in other EU exporting countries also, Brexit causes major worry. No clear Brexit deal is the ultimate nightmare for Dutch tulip growers.
The end of March coincides with them sending truckloads of flowers to Britain, their second largest market, with sales to Britain worth €825m per year.
Without a clear Brexit deal, they fear their tulips intended for Britain could be left to rot at the border, waiting for customs clearance.