Brexit and the Disruption of Agricultural Trade: A View from Ireland

Colin A. Carter and Doris Läpple

from ARE Update Vol. 22, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2019 Special Issue on the 2018 Farm Bill and Brexit

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Abstract

Agricultural markets across the 28 Member States in the European Union (EU) customs union are closely integrated under the Common Agricultural Policy. The United Kingdom (U.K.) has chosen to leave the EU, and the separation has become known as Brexit. While Brexit itself is complicated, with less than two months to the exit date, no decision on how to leave the EU has been made, which further aggravates already prevailing uncertainty surrounding its implications. Brexit will disrupt agricultural supply chains and trade within Europe and will also affect European agricultural trade with other countries, including the United States.

Keywords

Brexit; Irish agriculture; beef trade; dairy trade

Citation

Colin A. Carter and Doris Läpple. "Brexit and the Disruption of Agricultural Trade: A View from Ireland." ARE Update 22(3)(2019):12-15. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2019/22/3/brexit-and-the-disruption-of-agricultural-trade-a/