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UK trade policy: food and agriculture

Inquiry

Following its departure from the European Union, the UK has signed FTAs with Australia and New Zealand. The UK has also acceded to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) free trading bloc. Negotiations are ongoing for further FTAs.

In this inquiry the EFRA Committee investigates the opportunities and challenges that these FTAs will present for UK food and agriculture, as well as the cumulative impact of these trade deals on the agri-food sector and what support is available to food producers in light of lower tariffs on food imports.

Read the call for evidence here

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Saturday 29 July 2023.

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Past events

Tuesday 23 April 2024
2:00pm Private
2:30pm Public
UK trade policy: food and agriculture - Oral evidence 23 April 2024
2:30pm
  • Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP (Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • Rt Hon Greg Hands MP (Minister for Trade Policy at Department for Business and Trade)
  • Deborah Morrison (Deputy Director, Tariffs, Rules of Origin, International Food Security and Negotiations Strategy at Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 27 February 2024
2:00pm Private
2:30pm Public
UK trade policy: food and agriculture - Oral evidence 27 February 2024
2:30pm
  • Jack Simpson (Senior Trade Policy Advisor at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF))
  • Orla Delargy (Head of Public Affairs at Sustain)
  • Natasha Hurley (Director of Campaigns at Feedback)
  • Mark Williams (Chair at British Egg Industry Council)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 6 February 2024
2:00pm Private
2:30pm Public
UK trade policy: food and agriculture - Oral evidence 6 February 2024
2:30pm
  • Professor Christopher Dent (Professor of Economics and International Business at Edge Hill University)
  • Professor Fiona Smith (Professor of International Economic Law and Associate Director for Agrifood Supply Chains at University of Leeds)
  • Shanker Singham (CEO at Competere and Academic Fellow at Institute of Economic Affairs)
3:30pm
  • Shubhi Mishra (Head of Food, Drink and Trade Promotion at UK India Business Council)
  • Nick von Westenholz (Director of Trade and Business Strategy at National Farmers Union (NFU))
  • Helen Dallimore (International Sales Manager at Coombe Castle)
  • Sarah Baker (Head of Economics at Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 21 November 2023
2:00pm Private
2:30pm Public
UK trade policy: food and agriculture - Oral evidence 21 November 2023
2:30pm
  • Robert Sheasby (Chief Executive at Agricultural Industries Confederation)
  • Ms Katie Doherty (CEO at International Meat Trade Association)
  • Sean Ramsden (Director at Food and Drink Exporters Association)
3:30pm
  • Dr Phil Hadley (International Trade Development Director at Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB))
  • Balwinder Dhoot (Director of Sustainability and Growth at Food and Drink Federation)
  • Dr Ludivine Petetin (Reader in Law at Cardiff University)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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  • Email: efracom@parliament.uk
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  • Address: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA