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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Over half of the UK food requirements is sourced abroad and of that produced in the U.K. the labor element is highly dependent on cheap foreign labor. So I'd say people's concerns about cost and variety of food available are valid.
The UK announced some time ago that to make an easy transition to their own entry into the WTO they would use the the EU agreed WTO tariffs; these average 18% for imported food (some are over 75%! ).
So in future the UK would have to apply these tariffs also to food imports from the EU, Note; the highest tariffs apply to EU produced food that the EU wanted to protect from outside competition.
Full tariff table here.
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