Trade Agreements: USA

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 8th June 2020.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department will take to ensure that high standards of animal welfare are maintained in any prospective UK-USA trade deal.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department will take to ensure that food production and food hygiene standards are maintained in any prospective UK-USA trade deal.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department will take to ensure there is a level playing field for UK farmers and food producers against US farmers and producers in any prospective UK-USA trade deal.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The UK is clear that it will not compromise on its high standards of food safety and animal welfare.

The UK’s food regulators will continue to provide independent advice to ensure that all food imports into the UK comply with those high standards.

Our analysis shows that agricultural sectors are set to gain from a US deal. We have been clear that any future deal with the US must work for UK consumers, farmers and companies.

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