AFCC statement: Brexit and the Agri-Food chain

(Brussels, 29 March 2017) The Agri-Food Chain Coalition is a joint initiative created in 2014 representing 13 leading industry associations across the agri-food chain, united in their call for sustainable, solution-orientated and innovative policies that benefit the EU and beyond. Members represent agricultural input industries such as suppliers of machinery, seeds, fertilizers, crop protection, animal health, feed, animal breeding, and biotechnology-based products, the agricultural trade, European farmers and their cooperatives and the European food and drink manufacturing sector.

Together, these industries account for about 30 million jobs and 3.5% of the EU's gross value added

The Agri-Food Chain Coalition believes that the future of EU agriculture and of the EU food and drink industry depends on innovation, on higher efficiency and productivity, and on maintaining successful trading relationships with other countries worldwide.

The Agri-Food Chain Coalition brings together a significant pool of experience and expertise, and will continue to work in partnership to address the crucially important challenges and opportunities that Brexit will bring.

Representing the entire farm-to-fork food chain, we as the Agri-Food Chain Coalition are available to input to the Brexit debate, and to provide data on the food chain and any other useful information that may be required in the context of the EU negotiations with the United Kingdom.

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