UK Trade with EU

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 20th September 2017.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on domestic retail prices of (a) beef, (b) sheep, (c) wheat, (d) dairy and (e) poultry of the UK not signing a free trade agreement with the EU.

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

We are conducting rigorous analysis of various trade scenarios on UK consumers and food producers. This ongoing analysis is helping to develop a detailed understanding of how withdrawing from the EU will impact on the UK to best inform Government policy going forward.

On leaving the EU, the UK will have an independent trade policy and in the event of not signing a free trade agreement with the EU, the effect on domestic food prices will depend on the future trade policy of the UK Government.

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