The recent speech by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, on the country’s role in Europe has been welcomed by the British Poultry Chairman, John Reed.
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech on Europe, John Reed said: “The British poultry industry welcomes the Prime Minister’s focus on forging a new deal which serves UK interests – prioritising competitiveness, jobs and growth. Although poultry producers do not receive subsidies, Brussels has a major impact on our industry. The effects that common standards, tariffs, trade rules and other regulations, including CAP reform, have on food manufacturers should be considered in any evaluation of the UK-EU relationship.
“As the Commission reported recently, the European poultry meat market is expected to continue to grow over the next decade, while still coping with high feed prices. In any event UK poultry producers are counting on a strong UK-EU relationship to support crucial sectors like ours.”