United Kingdom – Third party status granted in case of no-Brexit deal
Published: 12 Jun, 2019
The third party trading status has now been granted. This will mean, in the eventuality of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a trade deal (so called “hard Brexit”), that trade will continue under new tariff agreements. Health certificates are also in place, these will also be required if a hard Brexit is reached. Obviously, for all trades, not just those in the hide and skin trade, it is hoped that a trade deal can be arranged prior to leaving the customs union. The new date for leaving is set at October 31.
Trading continues to be very difficult and with little financial reward. One major hide trader has reported that they will see how things look at the end of the year before making any decision, but has stated that things can not continue as they are at present. Cows have now been sold into China at a new low of US$18.00/hide for the weight range of 27/29kg. There is reported as being very little interest outside of China for cows. To read more click here.