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11 April 2019

FDF Scotland response to flexible Brexit extension until 31 October

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FDF Scotland has issued the following press notice.

Responding to the EU Council decision on a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October, David Thomson, CEO of Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland said:

"Food and drink manufacturers are relieved that the immediate threat of a catastrophic no-deal Brexit has been lifted. The additional time must now be used wisely - UK Government and Parliament must deliver a coherent plan to lead us out of this current mess. It must be a way forward that allows us to make progress in resolving the future of our relationship with the EU, taking full account of the needs of food and drink businesses."

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Contact Kirsty Ritchie, Food and Drink Federation Scotland, at: kirsty.ritchie@fdfscotland.org.uk, or 0131 222 8040.

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