Brexit trade debate LIVE: MPs to thrash out Norway deal after dire salmon exports warning


The Government signed a deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein at the end of July, which was estimated to be worth £21.6billion and would reduce costs for the fishing processing industry.

However, last Thursday, the chair of the Lords Committee, The Earl of Kinnoull, pointed out the Brexit deal signed with the EU could scupper the agreement with Norway in terms of fishing imports.

Addressing peers, he said: “At the moment, I am not sure if I was trying to import raw salmon into Northern Ireland what I would do.
“Because it would have the beneficiary of being tariff-free in the UK but not in the EU.

“So who knows what would happen to a piece of raw salmon when it arrived in Belfast.
“And I think that is something that needs very urgent attention.”
Appearing before MPs on the International Trade Committee on Wednesday morning are Trade minister Penny Mordaunt and environment minister Victoria Prentis.

FOLLOW BELOW FOR LIVE UPDATES…



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.