Dual Tariff Proposals: British Food Standards

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The International Trade Secretary and I are both absolutely committed to delivering our manifesto commitments, but we also have a manifesto commitment to expand the number of free trade agreements that we have, and it is also the case that the UK farming industry has offensive interests, particularly in dairy and in meat such as pork, lamb and beef, in other countries, particularly Asian markets. We want to expand the number of free trade agreements that we have to create opportunities for our industry but also to protect our standards, and that is exactly what we will do.