Trade Agreements: Agriculture

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 8th March 2022.

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Photo of Stuart Anderson Stuart Anderson Conservative, Wolverhampton South West

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that new trade deals support UK farmers and food producers.

Photo of Ranil Jayawardena Ranil Jayawardena Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

As a result of the recent agreements, businesses will benefit from the elimination of tariffs on all British exports to Australia and New Zealand. These deals are a gateway to joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), where British food and drink exports were worth £1.8 billion in 2020.

In addition to securing trade deals, we continue to support our farmers by knocking down trade barriers across the globe, from securing access to sell British pork in Mexico, to reopening the American market for British lamb.

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