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Luis Planas stresses need to address challenges deriving from Brexit

Tuesday 22 October 2019

The acting minister attended the presentation of the sixth edition of the Andalusia Agri-food Yearbook 2019, organised by the Joly Group. At the forum, he stressed the need to attract female talent to guarantee the future of the countryside and referred to the situation of international trade.

Luis Planas underlined the need to address the challenges deriving from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the imposition of customs duties on certain agri-food products by the United States.

As regards Brexit, the acting minister called for an orderly withdrawal, although he recalled that Spain and the European Commission have worked over recent months to draw up contingency plans to alleviate the harm caused by potential disruptions to the markets.

In terms of the customs duties, the acting minister trusts that the Commission, in addition to activating subsidies for the private storage of olive oil, will design measures to support and promote those goods affected.

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