Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales statement on European Referendum vote

Commenting on the result of the referendum to leave the European Union, the chairman of Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) Dai Davies said:

“Hybu Cig Cymru’s focus remains on securing the best deal for levy-payers, and a sustainable future for the Welsh red meat industry.

“The result will undoubtedly lead to a period of uncertainty; HCC has an important role to play in mitigating any instability and ensuring the maintenance of current trade.

“Our essential task in the long term is securing the best trading deals for Wales – maintaining our existing export markets in Europe, and continuing our work in developing new trading relationships further afield.

“The First Minister has this morning outlined six priorities for Wales. HCC will play an active role in finding solutions to these key issues which are in the best interests of the red meat industry. These include the terms of access to the European single market, the future of participation in existing CAP and RDP programmes, and the future of PGI certification.

“HCC stands ready to support Welsh farming and the whole supply chain through this period of change.”