The EU would grant third country listing status to nearly all food exports from the United Kingdom after 1 January 2021.
This development means Britain has fulfilled all of the necessary animal health as well as biosecurity standards the EU needs for this trade.
Over 60 percent of British agri-food exports go to the bloc as part of trade worth over £3 billion, statistics show.
The decision by the EU to approve exports of meat, dairy and other products of animal origin is ‘critical’, NFU President Minette Batters said, adding it’s a ‘step forward’ in the government’s preparations for the end of the transition period.
It must be mentioned here that British seed potato exports will not be incorporated in the third country status listing.