Trade Agreements: Australia

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 15th July 2021.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns Conservative, Vale of Glamorgan

What assessment she has made of the potential merits of the UK-Australia free trade deal for food producers.

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

This deal will support jobs and drive growth by cutting tariffs on key UK exports like food (up to around 20% on cheese) bringing huge benefits to the UK’s agri-food sector.

Wales’ food and drink sector exported £10m to Australia last year in goods and could benefit from the removal of tariffs and non-tariff barriers.

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