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Part of International Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd November 2016.

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Photo of Mark Garnier Mark Garnier Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) 12:00 am, 3rd November 2016

The hon. Lady is right to raise that. It is incredibly important that we secure good tariff deals with other countries, and agricultural products suffer some of the highest tariff levies, but it is a two-way operation. On the one hand, exporters from Scotland to other markets may face big tariffs, but on the other hand, if we end up with a very low tariff barrier, we will have to impose it, which could mean that her farmers in Scotland are flooded by imports. It is a difficult and nuanced area to try to get right.