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Minister questioned on impact of Australian free trade deal on Wales

15 July 2021

The Welsh Affairs Committee explores the potential impacts on Welsh agriculture, which will include the elimination of beef and sheep tariffs for Australian imports over 15 years, and the role and remit of the UK Government’s recently-established Trade and Agriculture Commission


Thursday 22 July, virtual meeting

At 9.00am

  • The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State (Minister for Trade Policy), Department for International Trade (DIT)

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

The Committee also questions the Minister on wider UK Government trade ambitions relating to other FTAs and joining Pacific Rim nations in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the potential implications for Wales.

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