Concern about UK imports, such as chlorinated chicken, into EU

With the major stakeholders outlining their Brexit trade stances this week, concerns have been raised about food imports that could make their way to the UK.

The EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier says the UK is too close to be allowed to compete with the other 27 member states on zero tariffs.

But Boris Johnson’s Cabinet are expected to push for an agreement on those terms, adding they need to look to the rest of the world for trade.

One such example of this could be the importation of chlorinated chickens from the US to the UK.

Damian McGenity, from Border Communities against Brexit, says if these chickens arrive in Ireland, it will have a negative effect on Irish and European sales.