Farm leader backs temporary customs union

The National Farmers’ Union has welcomed the idea of a temporary customs union with Europe after Brexit.

The UK government has put forward the idea to avoid the damage of a “cliff-edge” departure before a final deal.

Speaking at the Pembrokeshire Show, NFU President Meurig Raymond said sheep farmers could suffer most from any return of tariffs.

He told BBC Wales: “We cannot afford that cliff-edge departure – it would have a devastating effect on certain sectors, particularly sheep, if we ended up with tariffs on our exports to Europe.”

Read more: BBC News

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