Agricultural Products and Food: Imports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 20th November 2018.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that agricultural products and food produced to lower standards than those of the UK are not imported and do not undermine UK agricultural production.

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

The Government shares the public’s high regard for food standards and safety, and we are proud to have some of the highest standards in the world. These high standards, including import requirements, will continue to apply when we leave the EU. Maintaining public confidence in the food we eat is vitally important. We are clear that we will not water down our food standards in pursuit of trade agreements.

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