Out of concern for a Brexit on a farm in Eastern Westphalia Lübbecke, more recently, four containers. Nice you are not. Therefore, the city approves such steel structures in the outdoor area is actually also, says Stefan Heinrich, the court heard. “But I had a good Argument: the Brexit.”

Heinrich runs the online shop greatbritishfood.de for the German customers, among other things, British candy, buy. The UK should leave the EU, it is unclear how quickly and to what prices he gets products from the island. Therefore, he has a Brexit-a buffer created with British Shortbread, Chips with salt and vinegar, wine gums and many other. And in their new containers, anything that would have taken away the Shortbread in the warehouse, the space is now.

what is the impact of Brexit on the confectionery market?

Britain wants to leave the EU, not the EU, but on the conditions. On Wednesday evening, the British agreed to the lower house against a Brexit without a contract.

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this Thursday, the British MPs vote, a postponement of the exit. Brussels agrees, would be avoided the dreaded scenario of a hard break without a Deal, at least for the end of March. Nevertheless, many question marks remain.

How could the impact of a Brexit, with or without a Deal on the German market for confectionery? At the press conference of the Federal Association of the German confectionery industry (BDSI) on Thursday in Berlin, the threat of the UK leaving the EU is one of the main themes. “The UK is after France the second biggest export market for the German confectionery industry,” says the BDSI-Chairman Stephan Nießner. Because a lot more sweets than the Germans, from the UK, import, export on the island, such as the Association makes clear.

“At best, the Brexit”

Because of the uncertain situation after a Brexit, the chocolate is likely to load Trucks from Germany are not, however, so long on duty in a traffic jam that the goods arrive in the UK supermarkets. Also, could it be that the new packaging will be necessary because, for example, a label “Made in EU” duty. But as is so often the case with this topic it is: nothing is for Sure. “Yes well, all very difficult,” says Nießner. “The best, the one with the Brexit, which would be the easiest solution.”

But if you don’t have it now, but what happens then with the German Goods at the customs in a traffic jam? You come back on the German market? Chocolate glut in the German super markets? It Nießner does not believe: “The German market is saturated.” Also, the shelves in the supermarkets are not expandable. You must then produce the software less.

A very different scenario

Currently, the confectionery manufacturer export Germany products to the value of 800 million euros to the UK. According to BDSI spokeswoman Solveig Schneider about six percent of the German confectionery production.

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“About 3000 Employees take care of, in fact, the Export to the UK,” says Schneider. These Jobs would be in danger.

the Problem with the world market of sugar: Should it actually come to a Brexit without a Deal, could a glut of British sweets to fight the prices on the German market. Why? British producers could get to a outlet cheap sugar on the world market, much cheaper than manufacturers in the EU. “Then the British could sell a lot of cheaper confectionery in the EU than in the past,” says BDSI chief Executive Klaus Reingen.

“so Far, no bottlenecks are to be expected”

The are many Conjunctive. Also, German manufacturers and traders are expressing themselves very cautiously. A Haribo spokeswoman about asking for understanding, not to external Numbers, in principle, to: “Haribo will await further developments on the topic of Brexit.” Kai Falk, managing Director of the trade Association Germany (HDE), warns against alarmism: “The impact on confectionery.” Also Rewe keeps the Ball. The retail chain has about chocolate products of the British brand Cadbury in the assortment, and emphasizes: “so Far, no bottlenecks are to be expected.”

Not only because of the four containers in East Westphalia, is expected to threaten there is no significant shortage of British confectionery. Many well-known British products are no longer produced in the UK but in other EU countries. Online shop, Heinrich estimates that about half of the typical British sweets are produced in its range, among other things, in the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Spain or Ireland. And also the trade with confectionery producers in the UK will not come to a Brexit to a Halt: “the two sides of the English channel, there are companies that want to continue to drive with the other side of the trade.”

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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