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IFA Chief Says Brexit Deal Will Pose Difficulties For Agri-Food Sector

A deal was announced earlier this afternoon.

The EU and UK have agreed a Brexit trade deal.

The agreement was reached following marathon talks overnight and brings 4 years of negotiations to an end. 

It means there won't be extra charges on European goods in the UK and the British government can now pursue trade deals with other non EU countries. 

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen had this message at a press conference marking the conclusion of talks.

The Irish Farmers Association has said the the deal reached between the EU and the UK is a relief -- but that it will pose significant difficulties for the Irish agri-food sector.

IFA president Tim Cullinan also said the longer-term implication for our food exports could be the flooding of the UK market by cheap imports:

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