Palm Oil: Imports

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 16th November 2018.

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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 International Trade, what meetings he has had with companies that source palm oil in their supply chain as part of preparing for future trade deals after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of George Hollingbery George Hollingbery Minister of State (International Trade)

Holding answer received on 15 November 2018

My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade regularly meets with stakeholders including businesses to understand their views on our future trade policy. Palm oil is a commodity commonly sourced in food and other industry supply chains so this information could only be gathered at disproportionate cost to the taxpayer.

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