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UK trade policy: food and agriculture


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.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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23 April 2024
Inquiry UK trade policy: food and agriculture
Witnesses Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Business and Trade, and Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Oral Evidence
27 February 2024
Inquiry UK trade policy: food and agriculture
Witnesses 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), and Mark Williams (Chair at British Egg Industry Council)
Oral Evidence
6 February 2024
Inquiry UK trade policy: food and agriculture
Witnesses 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), and Sarah Baker (Head of Economics at Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board)
Oral Evidence
The UK India Business Council (TFA0035)
Chester Zoo (TFA0034)
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) (TFA0033)

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