News on Brexit
MP renews call for deal to get Scottish seed potato exports back
July 27, 2022
Gordon MP Richard Thomson has again called on the UK Government to get a deal in place that would see the resumption of exports of Scottish seed potatoes to the EU and Northern Ireland.
United Kingdom may no longer receive potatoes from Mallorca
June 12, 2022
The future of exports of Mallorcan potatoes to the United Kingdom is in doubt thanks to Brexit and the long queues truckers have to endure at British ports.
Potato growers in Ireland urged to order seed now for 2023 - or take a huge risk
June 04, 2022
Brexit could lead to a significant shortage of potatoes for Irish consumers by 2023, experts have warned. It makes sense for potato growers to contact seed producers now to organise fresh seed for the 2023 season.
EUR 3 million government support for the Irish Seed Potato Sector
May 26, 2022
Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, following a meeting of cabinet, announced his intention to launch EUR 3 million (about USD 3,2) scheme of investment aid for the seed potato sector in Ireland.
Grote Company Announces New Facility in The Netherlands
March 18, 2022
Grote Company, a manufacturer of reliable, top-quality food slicing and assembly equipment, announced that it has opened a new facility in The Netherlands to better serve EU (European Union) customers. The facility features a parts warehouse and service center.
Europatat calls on the European Parliament for an urgent solution in restoring normal EU-GB trade in seed potatoes
March 17, 2022
The European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development held an "Exchange of views on the disruption in the EU-GB trade in seed potatoes" to which Europatat was invited to speak.
Growers in England and Wales may be able to import Dutch seed potatoes directly
January 28, 2022
At the request of the Dutch Potato Organisation (NAO), the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has investigated the possibilities for exporting Dutch seed potatoes to the United Kingdom (UK).
Almost one year after Brexit: still no agreement on trade in seed potatoes
December 17, 2021
On 9 December, the European Parliament will hold a public hearing on 'the impact of Brexit on European agricultural markets'. Europatat would like to use this opportunity to highlight the impact of no agreement on their sector.
Ban on seed potato imports will have 'devastating consequences' for Potato growers in Northern Ireland
November 04, 2021
Potato growers in Northern Ireland face a severe shortage of seed potatoes in 2022, according to Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) political party leader, Jim Allister.
Seeking a solution to the seed potato stand-off between Europe and the United Kingdom and
August 26, 2021
NFU Scotland vice president Andrew Connon has described the post-Brexit cessation of seed exports to Europe as 'purely political and totally unacceptable'.