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Agriculture Bill: Trade Standards


The Government has frequently stated that the UK will not compromise on high standards of food safety and animal welfare in future trade agreements.

As new international agreements are negotiated, the production standards for imported food are to come under Parliamentary scrutiny. The EFRA Select Committee is to take evidence from senior representatives from the agriculture, animal welfare and trade sectors. Areas likely to be considered include consideration of production standards under the WTO and GATT, the extent to which international standards currently compare to the UK's, the efficacy of tariffs, the impact on food security, and the impact of policy changes on both farmers and consumers.  

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11 March 2020
Inquiry Agriculture Bill: Trade Standards
Witnesses Nick von Westenholz (Director of EU Exit and International Trade at National Farmers' Union), Emily Rees (Managing Director at Trade Strategies), and James West (Senior Policy Manager at Compassion in World Farming)
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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