Import Duties: Food

(asked on 6th July 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect on the economy of a dual tariff regime for protecting UK (a) beef, (b) poultry, (c) pig, (d) dairy and (e) egg farmers from imports that do not meet UK standards; and what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on those tariffs.

Answered by
Greg Hands Portrait
Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
This question was answered on 14th July 2020

The Government prepares a scoping assessment examining the economic impacts of planned Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) ahead of each of its new trade negotiations. These scoping assessments for the US, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand are available on the website and include an assessment of the possible impacts of tariff liberalisation on the UK agriculture sector.

We will not compromise on our high standards of food safety and animal welfare in any trade negotiations.

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