Britons who love Mediterranean food will face shortages in the future. Due to the Brexit policy, English shelves will be low on olive oil, pasta, parmesan and tomato sauce. According to the “Times” report, Italian manufacturers are now warning.
Imports of Italian pasta to the UK fell 28 per cent in the first five months of this year. Olive oil imports fell 13 percent and the supply of tomato sauce fell 16 percent.
More delay and higher cost
The reason for this is Brexit. Lorenzo Pasana, economic representative of the Italian agrarian union Goldiretti, says there are bureaucratic problems with the British exit from the EU. Due to Brexit, costs are rising and there are always big delays at the border, Pasanna told the Daily Mail.
He said trade between Italy and the UK would decline overall this year. “This is a problem because Great Britain is Italy’s fourth largest export destination after Germany, France and the United States,” Pasana continues. But export opportunities for Italy are not the only ones declining. Counterfeit products also cause more and more problems.
100 billion with counterfeit products
Pasana said Britain could become the “Trojan horse” for the arrival of counterfeit “Made in Italy” products. These are mainly made in the United States. Be wary of British oil and parmesan with the Italian flag on the label in the future. You may come from the United States, but that cannot be true, ”said the economist.
The annual revenue of 100 billion euros is made of counterfeit Italian goods. This equates to 108.5 billion francs. (What)
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