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Australia FTA: Food and Agriculture


The Government published the text of its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Australia on 16 December 2021. The followed the publication of the agreement in principle in June 2021. 

The UK-Australia FTA is the first new trade deal negotiated “from scratch”/ that the UK Government will have signed since leaving the EU.  The Government has said that it will “boost the economy by £2.3 billion and add £900 million to household wages in the long-run” and has described it as a “gateway” to the UK joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). 

The EFRA Committee’s inquiry will examine the impact that this agreement will have on farmers, as well as food and drink producers and retailers, whether the deal aligns with the UK’s commitment to high animal welfare and environmental practices, and its implication for future trade deals.  

Link to the call for evidence

The International Trade Committee is holding an inquiry into the entirety of the UK-Australia FTA - find more information about their inquiry here.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 21 January 2022.

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