UK Brexit negotiator sees no guarantee EU will okay food imports from UK

FILE PHOTO: Britain's chief negotiator David Frost arrives at the Cabinet office on Whitehall in London, Britain, September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union has made it clear there is no guarantee it will add Britain to its list of approved third countries for food imports, London’s top Brexit negotiator David Frost said on Sunday.

Earlier, Frost’s EU counterpart Michel Barnier said the bloc had not refused to add the UK to its list. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said any refusal would amount to a “blockade” of food trade between Britain and Northern Ireland.

“(It) has been made clear to us in the current talks that there is no guarantee of listing us,” Frost said on Twitter.

(This story refiles to make clear headline refers to EU imports of food from UK)

Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Catherine Evans, William Maclean