Agricultural Products: Import Duties

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 25th May 2021.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect on UK producers of providing duty and tariff free access to agricultural goods from (a) Australia (b) New Zealand and (c) the United States of America; and if she will make a statement.

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

HM Government has always been clear that any deals it signs will include protections for the agricultural sector, and will not undercut UK farmers or compromise our high standards. The Government is seeking deals that work for UK farmers and producers.

The Government carried out public consultations and scoping assessments for each FTA negotiation, which can be found on the Government’s website. These preliminary scoping assessments considered two different scenarios. Following the conclusion of negotiations, a full impact assessment will be published prior to implementation.

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