After having agreed on the terms of their separation, the EU and the UK are faced with a potential mismatch between the two sides of the Channel when it comes to agriculture and foodstuff.
While the EU is rethinking the way food is produced in Europe from farm to fork, the UK sees Brexit as an opportunity and start doing things differently after more than 40 years subject to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules.
There is the potential for the two roads to massively diverge, implying new food standards that could ultimately undermine trade talks, although the agri-food interrelation between the two sides is expected to remain strong.
In this special report, EURACTIV investigates the agri-food life after Brexit and what topics could yet drive an even larger wedge between the EU and the UK.
Germany and the United Kingdom are both angling to become pioneers in the field of animal welfare, with the UK saying Brexit has given it new freedom to boost standards. EURACTIV Germany reports.
France is likely to remain the UK's undisputed top wine supplier despite the challenges posed by Brexit, climate change and rising international competition. EURACTIV France reports.
The protection of geographical indications (GIs) is unlikely to cause any great headache after Brexit, although care will be needed when handling it in future trade talks.
The UK has promised a greener and more pleasant land after breaking free of the EU’s farming subsidy programme. But some warn that the new plans could leave small farms at a disadvantage and leave British farmers on uneven and uncertain ground.
The EU and UK may have finally ratified their trade deal, but question marks remain over how the two partners will align their phytosanitary regulation, which is causing a considerable headache for the agrifood sector.