Brexit tops Nor­we­gian con­fer­ence agenda

Fish Farmer - - News European -

NOR­WAY’S fish­ing and aqua­cul­ture lead­ers at­tended a ma­jor con­fer­ence at the end of Au­gust to dis­cuss the im­pact of the UK’s exit from the EU on their coun­try’s econ­omy.

Nor­way is a ma­jor ex­porter of cod, had­dock and farmed sal­mon to the UK and there are some fears that their prod­ucts could face tar­iffs un­less new deals are struck.

Europe is by far the big­gest mar­ket for Nor­we­gian seafood.

In 2015, Nor­we­gian seafood ex­ports to Bri­tain alone to­talled around 140,000 tonnes with a value of about 5.1 bil­lion kro­ners (NOK).

Oslo is invit­ing busi­nesses to share in­for­ma­tion about the pos­si­ble con­se­quences for trade.

The meet­ing was told that Brexit could re­sult in changed ac­cess to the Bri­tish mar­ket, which could lead to in­creased tar­iffs and trade bar­ri­ers or, al­ter­na­tively, to the eas­ing of bar­ri­ers.

The Nor­we­gian Seafood Al­liance hopes to even­tu­ally get full free trade ac­cess in seafood with the UK.

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