Trade Agreements: Australia

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 17th May 2021.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the 23 April 2021 Joint Statement on UK-Australia trade talks, whether the UK and Australia have reached consensus on the UK’s market access offer on agri-food products.

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

The UK and Australia continue to have discussions on market access, as both parties make progress with a view to reaching agreement in principle in June.

The Government’s aim is to reach far-reaching liberalisation of tariffs, ensuring that this is balanced and mutually beneficial for UK firms and consumers, whilst taking into account specific product sensitivities.

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