Attachés from world wide have returned to the UK to satisfy with ministers, farmers and producers to unlock commerce limitations and enhance UK exports.
Agri-food and drink attachés have been welcomed to 10 Downing Road, getting ready for every week of touring the UK visiting locations akin to egg farms and meat processors to higher perceive the farmers and producers whose pursuits they symbolize abroad.
The UK attachés are based mostly in embassies in Canada, Mexico, USA, Brazil, Kenya, The Gulf, India, Japan, China, Thailand and Vietnam. They’ll meet with Minister of State for Surroundings, Meals and Rural Affairs Mark Spencer and attend a brunch hosted by NFU president Minette Batters, in addition to assembly with Seafood Scotland, the Agriculture and Horticulture Growth Board (AHDB) and the Meals and Drink Export Council.
Secretary of State for Meals and Farming Steve Barclay stated: “Backing British farmers is certainly one of my priorities at Defra and our attachés do very important work to make sure they get the very best offers to export their world-class produce.
“We’re increasing the attaché community even additional subsequent yr, in order that our glorious foods and drinks can proceed to succeed in all corners of the globe.”
NFU president Minette Batters stated: “Agri-food attachés play an important position in delivering our shared ambition of boosting high-quality, climate-friendly British exports overseas which is why we campaigned to develop their quantity. I’m delighted this community has elevated in current months and I hope it’ll proceed given the extremely vital work they do.”
Dr Phil Hadley, AHDB worldwide commerce growth director, stated: “We’re delighted to play an element in internet hosting the go to of the Authorities’s agri-food attachés. AHDB recognises the dear position they play in serving to drive export development.
“We applaud the Authorities’s continued efforts to broaden the agri-food attaché community additional to maximise alternatives for our merchandise in world markets.
“One among AHDB’s key strategic goals is export growth, working collaboratively with trade and authorities, to domesticate additional alternatives for our pink meat and dairy sectors. The go to of the agri-food attachés will assist cement our shared ambition to proceed delivering export development for our high-quality produce.”