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 cumulative effect on UK producers of providing duty- and tariff-free access to agricultural goods to (a) Australia and New Zealand, (b) Australia and the United States, (c) New Zealand and the United States and (d) Australia, New Zealand and the United States; 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 our farmers and producers.

The Department for International Trade is carefully considering the individual and combined effect of the agreements that are being negotiated, including enhanced export opportunities for UK agricultural producers. The Department is working closely across government to ensure that our trade policy does not undermine UK farmers and producers of agricultural goods.

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