The International Meat Trade Association – Events blog

At the New Food Conference to be held on 31st of October 2017 Katie Doherty, Policy Director will participate in a panel discussion on a Brexit WTO no deal scenario alongside Peter Hardwick, Head of Exports, AHDB and Lord Robin Teverson, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for The House of Lords.

“New Food is proud to present its one-day conference, Food Brexit: the impact on the Food and Beverage Industry. Join us to discuss concerns and solutions on how to prepare the food & beverage industry for the impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union and how it will change the future of their business.

The event will bring together an audience of Directors, Policy & Legislation Advisors, Supply Chain & Procurement and Export Managers from Retailers, Food Manufacturing and Food Processing companies with Government & Academia and will take the form of panel discussions, case studies, with lots of opportunity for audience interaction and participation.”

Conference Details: https://www.newfoodbrexit.com/

Katie Doherty, Policy Director and Katrina Walsh, Policy & Market Intelligence Executive of The International Meat Trade Association will be attending Anuga this year. They will be there from Sunday 8th to Tuesday 10th and based at Hall 4.2, stand A28 where they are kindly being hosted by Thermotraffic. If anyone would like to meet to catch up on topics including our work on Brexit and the international meat trade please contact info@imta-uk.org.

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On 12th September IMTA members were kindly hosted on a visit of the Port of Southampton by DP World where they got to do a tour of facilities at the port and of the Border Inspection Post. This was a very fruitful and enlightening visit.

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IMTA met with the Japanese Embassy in London to discuss Brexit, the EU-Japan FTA which has just reached a political agreement and to sample some delicious Japanese Wagyu beef at Tokimeite in London.

 

Rosanna Jackson, Economics Section, Japanese Embassy, Takashi Hiranaka, Counsellor, Japanese Embassy.

Rosanna Jackson, Economics Section, Japanese Embassy, Takashi Hiranaka, Counsellor, Japanese Embassy.

On 5th July IMTA hosted a visit from the Uruguayan National Meat Institute (INAC) and the Uruguayan Butcher’s Guild. IMTA took them on a tour of Smithfield market and had a discussion with them on IMTA’s role during a working breakfast. The visit was coordinated by the Uruguayan Embassy.

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Katie Doherty & Liz Murphy visited the WTO in Geneva to meet with the WTO Secretariat and various WTO missions to discuss Brexit among other things.

They attended a Cairn’s Group bbq at the residence of The Australian Ambassador, Frances Lisson.

IMTA met with members of the Cairn’s group as well as the WTO Secretariat.

Tom Corkery, Irish Mission to WTO, Frances Lisson Australian Ambassador to the WTO, Katie Doherty Policy Director IMTA, Liz Murphy CEO IMTA.

Tom Corkery, Irish Mission to WTO, Frances Lisson Australian Ambassador to the WTO, Katie Doherty Policy Director IMTA, Liz Murphy CEO IMTA.

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