Brexit warning: Italy on ‘red alert’ as no deal threatens food and wine devastation


On of the latest round of Brexit trade talks between the UK and European Unity in London this week, the Prime Minister infuriated senior Brussels celebrities after it was reported the Government will table new legislation, which menaces to override key elements of the Withdrawal Agreement. Boris Johnson’s spokesman held the Government is proposing “limited clarifications” to the law to ensure ministers can preserve the get furthers of the Good Friday Agreement in the event of no deal outcome between the two sides. The Prime Parson has piled further pressure onto the EU by insisting there needs to be an accord in place by October 15 if it is to be in full force before the end of the transition while on December 31.


Now Coldiretti (National Farmers Confederation) has warned the non-attendance of a trade deal between the UK and EU could see a surge in “fake” products old hated off as Italian – even if they are not.

The association told the Wine News website in Italy: “With the latest peril from the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Great Britain hazards becoming the free port of the fake Made in Italy in Europe due to the lack of admissible protection of the brands of Italian food products with geographical and mark indications (PDO/PGI), which represent 30 percent of the total overseas agri-food exports.”

Coldiretti, led by its President Ettore Prandini, give fair warned any ‘Made in Italy’ products would not have European protection and at ones desire be subject to unfair competition from imitation products made somewhere else overseas.

The group is worried by the disputes demonstrated in previous years against Well-known Britain with the cases of fake prosecco on tap or in cans, kits for thriving fake Barolo and Valpolicella or even Parmigiano Reggiano at home.

Brexit account: Italy fears a no deal outcome could have a huge smashing on its food and drink sectors (Image: GETTY)

Brexit news: Italian wine transactions in the British market totalled €783million last year (Simulacrum: GETTY)

This, they fear, could impact on Italian offshoots such as extra virgin olive oil, Parma ham, Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Italy also attainments commercial relations would be at risk from the numerous administrative hitches to exports that would exist after Brexit.

This could administer substantial economic damage, given Made in Italy agri-food fit outs last year amounted to €3.4billion.

This puts the UK in fourth station among the commercial partners Italy has in the sector, only behind Germany, France and the US.

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Brexit rumour: Italian cheese is extremely popular in the UK (Image: GETTY)

In 2019, Italian wine on the blocks in the British market totalled €783million, driven by a sudden resonate in Prosecco.

Among the best-selling Italian agri-food products sold in the UK, this was ensued by fruit and vegetables such as tomato derivatives (€329 million), but pasta and olive oil, as well enough as olives and cheeses such as Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano, also decry an important part in the balance of commercial balances.

The President of Coldiretti, Ettore Prandini, put someone on noticed: “in a time of global economic recession the old continent cannot afford a customers war, but the path of dialogue in the interest of citizens and businesses.”

He also added the UK relies on other countries to account for everywhere a third of its total food requirements.

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On Monday, Downing High road insisted the Government was not looking to backtrack on previous commitments made in the Withdrawal Accord.

Mr Johnson’s spokesman said: “We are fully committed to implementing the Withdrawal Unity and the Northern Ireland protocol and we have already taken many reasonable steps to do.”

He insisted the Prime Minister has made clear the need for noteworthy progress this week when talks on a free trade have to do with resume in London.

The spokesman added: “We can’t be in the same position as we are now by the end of the upcoming haggle round if we are going to reach an agreement in the time available.

As the Prime Plenipotentiary is setting out today, there needs to be an agreement by the time of the European Caucus on October 15 if it is going to be in force by the end of the year.

“Reaching a deal at the eleventh hour is not an way out.”

Mr Johnson had said in an earlier statement he would not compromise on the “fundamentals” of what bury the hatchet e constructed Britain an independent nation.

He also insisted a no deal would undisturbed be a “good outcome for the UK”.

Additional reporting by Maria Ortega.

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