No-deal Brexit could put Mother's Day flowers at risk

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Seamless import of flowers from Netherlands will suffer with chaos of no-deal scenario, say exporters

Meet Brexit’s latest potential victim: the Mother’s Day bouquet. While the tumult in Westminster is keeping political pundits in clover, the decision by MPs to vote down Theresa May’s deal this week has sent petals flying among Dutch exporters, who are responsible for 80% of the flowers sold in British shops.

As risk of a no-deal Brexit was raised, LTO Nederland, the organisation that represents Dutch agricultural producers, formally warned their members of major problems if they do not get products into the UK before Brexit day, Friday 29 March.

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