What Brexit is going to look like exactly, is still not clear. The imminent departure from the EU brings uncertainty for plant and flower exports to the United Kingdom. Dutch traders and growers have been feeling it for a while. But what about the British growers? Are they going to benefit from Brexit? Vakblad voor de Bloemisterij/Floribusiness took a closer look.
By Arie-Frans Middelburg/ Remy Vermeire
At the time of publication of this article, we still don’t know what Brexit is going to look like. Is it going to be a no-deal Brexit, is the British Parliament going to agree to Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the EU, are there going to be new elections in the UK, or another referendum perhaps? Is the EU going to hold on to the 12th of April as a firm deadline or are they going to give the British more time to come up with a new plan?
In a way, Brexit has been casting its shadow ever since the majority of the British population voted in favour of it, in the referendum on the 23rd of June 2016. The UK is currently facing very limited economic growth (1.5% in 2019), a British pound that is fluctuating violently and a consumer confidence that is below the European average.
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