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Fiona James

Fiona James

Deputy Director, CAP Eu Exit Preparedness
Defra

  • Maintaining free and frictionless trade with our major trading partner, the EU, and to secure the benefits of existing EU preferential trade arrangements with other countries
  • How we ensure ongoing access to an adequate supply of permanent and seasonal labour for food and farming businesses
  • Continuing to promote food production through agricultural policy alongside the UK’s existing high environmental and animal welfare standards
  • Ensure businesses operate under an efficient and proportionate regulatory system that is centred on scientific evaluation and that incentivises innovation and competitiveness

  • Key regulatory updates on the future of agriculture and rural affairs and how the industry can capitalise on the opportunities presented by Brexit