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Falkland Islands admits disappointment and frustration with Brexit deal

Friday, January 8th 2021 - 09:50 UTC
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Falkland Islands European Union exports are now subject to tariffs due to the UK not obtaining an agreement on behalf of the Falklands in relation to Brexit. On Wednesday, Legislative Assembly members released an opinion piece that expressed disappointment and frustration. Read full article


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  • HansF

    The OAD agreements allowed the overseas territories of members of European countries to sell their export goods to the European Union free of taxes and free of quotas.

    These agreements were expiring in 2022 (a renewal was required), and were indeed an extremely flamboyant way of doing business.

    The UK left the European Union by its own choice, so why any UK overseas territory would expect and would make its people believe they could “do something” to keep enjoying the privilege of the OAD agreements?

    It was an impossible task for the UK to negotiate such thing under the Brexit. I hope you guys are successful in that endeavor.


    Jan 08th, 2021 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • kelperabout

    While the tariffs are going to change how the fisheries operate out of the islands it does not mean that it is the end of life as we know it.
    We are a resilient people and innovative.
    The EU needs us as much as we need them and soon both parties will start negotiations to work out a viable trading deal.
    Spain stands to loose far more that tha Falklands because as many as 5000 people there rely on the Falklands produce. Whereas the Falklands fishing industry could, though not without cost, go elsewhere and sell their products. So the longer term impacts will not be as hard as it is going to be for the EU.

    Jan 08th, 2021 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Pytangua

    Boo, Hoo! Stand on your own feet, you neo-liberal Brexiteers with post-imperial nostalgia, Why should we in England bail you out any longer?

    Jan 08th, 2021 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse -8
  • border rover

    Pytangua - they are not asking to be bailed out, “we in England” haven't been bailing them out. The Islanders are a tough, resilient, hard working and innovative people, well able to adapt to new and challenging circumstances - circumstances that offer new opportunities not threats. The UK will continue to offer its protection from the inept , incompetent but potentially damaging regime in neighbouring Argentina but apart from that the Islanders are well capable of making their own very successful way in the new order of things.

    Jan 08th, 2021 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • RedBaron

    Good to see that the Scout is still employed by SAAS after all these years.
    Wonder if the Russian Master is still on board (''finita de la musica'')?

    Jan 08th, 2021 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr. RedBaron...
    Captain Zhilin is “esencial inventory”...

    Jan 08th, 2021 - 01:37 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Skip

    Even if you consider all this to be a setback to the Falkland Islands... it is now even further from becoming Argentinean than any time it its history!

    Jan 09th, 2021 - 01:57 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • portman

    the reputable fi institutions such as the development corporation, chamber of commerce and fisheries association, in conjunction with the efforts of foreign partners, will ensure fish exports find viable worldwide markets. in eu markets the tariffs won't adversly affect the profitablity of the companies involved to any great extent as the consumer will end up paying them through an increased price for the products.

    Jan 09th, 2021 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Don Alberto

    As I see it, the only immediate solution is that the UK compensate the BOTs = UKOTs what they have to pay in tariffs on export to the EU.

    It has to be done in some clever way to circumvent the provisions for state support.

    Jan 09th, 2021 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Guillote
    to the great historians
    Roger lorton y brit-bobolin/bobaso?
    what do you think?

    Jan 10th, 2021 - 07:12 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Think

    Sr. Guillote
    Thanks for your link to sweet Kelperette Lisa Watson's opinion piece on PenguinPress.
    If I may, I would like to comment on a couple of her opinions.

    1) Lisa says:
    ***“Brexit it is then. And I Think that issue is particularly frustrating for us because, let’s face it, we’ve been unfailingly bloody polite; in public at least.”***
    - I say:
    You better continue being unfailingly bloody polite, in public and private to your dear old Sugar-Daddy..., Lisa lass.

    2) Lisa says:
    ***”It’s commonly known that it (Brexit) will result in tariffs of between six and 18% for fisheries exports to the EU – a potential £10 million hit – and an average tariff of 42 per cent for meat exports to the EU.“***
    I say:
    Well Lisa Lass, them British (of which ALL of you Kelpers are a Colony, a.k.a. ”BOT”)
    have democratically chosen to renounce the EU because they were unhappy with it. Are you perhaps planning of renouncing your British Passport?

    3) Lisa says:
    ***”They (Brexiteers) weren’t able to explain why hefty loss in income might be advantageous though – apparently my little female brain just wouldn’t cope with the complexities of the advanced premises of their arguments on that one.“***
    - I say:
    Maybe them Bexiteers considered that you ~3,000 Kelpers..., with a hefty GNP per Capita income of ~£55,000..., could ”afford” to come closer to them 68,000,000 Britons with a meager GNP per Capita income of ~£30,000...? Always remenber Lisa Lass, all this is happening for the Commonwealth of the Greater Britain, which you are a proud Citizen of.

    4) Lisa says:
    ***“There have been mornings I’ve awoken to the discovery that my annoyed tweets at Argentine politicians have found their way to Clarin or La Nacion with an accompanying commentary ”***
    I say:
    Would that be the morning after you, dear Lisa Lass, as editor of PenguinPress, called publicly our President for...: “Prostituta”..., “Puta” and “Perra”...?
    That WAS rude..., and it exudes that she's still very proud of it.


    Jan 10th, 2021 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • jrg973

    What's good for Mum isn't always good for the Kids...But what's bad for Mum is always bad for the kids...

    Jan 11th, 2021 - 03:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    I can count on one hand the number of times this has happened but I actually agree with Think’s comments on the P News editorial.

    Jan 11th, 2021 - 10:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Make it two hands... Jo...
    (Not that difficult to agree on that petite fixed freckled flaxen female local hero..., though. ;-)

    Jan 11th, 2021 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guillote

    I was referring to those who live in another galaxy and have an opinion about what the islanders have to do.
    It is very interesting what you say about many things, many really.
    We are British and we have a better GDP than them ... but we don't want to be like them in the GNP. Somebody proposed something as crazy as they subsidize them.
    liza is “Falkland Islands - editor - climber - feminist -”
    and if feminists generally treat women badly.
    I would like the opinion of Isalander1

    Jan 13th, 2021 - 03:22 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    By the way..., Kelpers...
    Didn't your UK's PM Mr. Boris Johnson promise you to “massage your colonIal loligo”...?
    Well..., here's what true Britons are saying he is doing for true British fishermen in true Britain...:


    Jan 13th, 2021 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Guillote

    Roger Lorton? ( autoproclamado historiador)
    Brit_Bobin/Bobaso/Tontin? ( autoproclamado historiador)
    where are they?
    what do you think?

    Jan 14th, 2021 - 02:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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