New Opportunities: How To

Throughout 2017 the CLA will be publishing a series of ‘How To’ documents looking at how we can tackle specific land use and economic challenges post-Brexit. These papers are part of our New Opportunities programme started in 2016. They are designed to influence thinking within Government, Parliament, the media and other organisations within our sector.


In the first part of the CLA’s ‘New Opportunities: How To’ series, we have set out how to make any free trade agreement with the EU a success for the food and farming industry.

The Prime Minister is looking to trigger Article 50 at the end of March 2017, setting the UK on course to leave the EU by April 2019. The next two years will be crucial in establishing the new relationship between the UK and the EU and at its centre will be a free trade agreement. This will reduce trade barriers that would otherwise appear as the UK exits the EU, but it is crucial to get this deal right. As such, the CLA has set out in the briefing a series of red lines that the UK must not cross when negotiating a free trade agreement.

Click here or on the icon below to read the New Opportunites briefing on how to establish a free trade agreement that works for the food and farming industry.