IFST Food Law Group event: 'Not as free trade as you thought...'

Organised by IFST's Food Law Group - 25 September 2018

With Brexit becoming imminent, more companies are showing an interest in the potential opportunities for free trade and expansion of markets outside of the EU. However, the legislative differences with these other markets must be considered before such trading can occur. 

This meeting was arranged to identify the practical legislative issues that must be taken into account when a company is considering expanding trade to non-EU markets, from product formulation through to packaging and labelling.

Delegates heard from the Department for International Trade, on the pros and cons of trading with countries based outside of the EU, and to receive pointers regarding the main aspects that companies should consider. Two further experts in this field focused on key markets of interest, the USA and certain parts of the Asia region.

The event ended with a panel Q&A session and general discussion.

Speaker Biographies and Presentations

'Exporting is Great: DIT’s guide to overseas food & drink markets'  (PDF)
Professor Paul Berryman, Food and Drink Sector Specialist, Department for International Trade (DIT)

Overview of key regulatory issues to consider when exporting products to the USA   (PDF)
Andy Kerridge, Primority Ltd  

Overview of key regulatory issues to consider when exporting products to Asia  (PDF)
Su Zhang, International Regulatory Advisor, Ashbury Labelling 



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