The EC and Britain have reached an agreement to avoid a hard Brexit. In the absence of reading the fine print of the agreement, during the past week, Spanish companies in the meat sector have been affected by traffic jams in the road accesses to Dover, which has motivated some of them to even resort to the sea to get your merchandise to the UK. These long lines could have been an example of what might have happened if an agreement had not been reached.
According to data from DATACOMEX, only between January and October Spain exported 67,400 tonnes of meat to the United Kingdom for a value of 232 million euros, which represents a 9% drop in volume compared to the same period in 2019, but an increase of 2 % in value.
London is one of the main markets for the national meat sector, with a weight of up to 4% of exports.