Food: USA

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 7 December on Future Trade Agreements: Agriculture, if he will list the individuals and organisations to which he referred who believe a free trade agreement with President Trump's United States administration will be in the interests of the UK food industry.

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

We have spoken to a wide range of Defra stakeholders who support striking the right trade deals for the UK after we leave the EU. Developing the right deal with the US will benefit the UK food and drink industry.

The US-UK Trade and Investment Working Group is seeking continuity on Day One of EU-Exit which is a process supported by stakeholders, the UK Government and the US Administration.

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