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MPs explore implications of Australian free trade deal for Wales’ agriculture sector

9 July 2021

The Welsh Affairs Committee holds a one-off evidence session with representatives from the agriculture sector, as well as trade experts, on the implications for Wales of a free trade deal with Australia.


At 9.30am

  • Nick Fenwick, Head of Policy, Farmers’ Union of Wales
  • John Davies, President, NFU Cymru
  • David Swales, Head of Strategic Insight, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

At 10.15am

  • Sam Lowe, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform
  • Dmitry Grozoubinski, Director, ExplainTrade

Following Brexit, the UK and Australian governments have been negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA), and an agreement in principle was reached in June.

MPs will use the session to explore the implications of the FTA for Welsh agriculture. Areas to be explored include the potential impacts of tariff-free access for Australian imports, food production standards, and the precedents that the agreement may set for FTAs with other countries.

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