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Sophie Cameron

Features and Opinion Editor, Solicitors Journal

Committee launches inquiry into post-Brexit trade deals

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Committee launches inquiry into post-Brexit trade deals


The inquiry will look into the impact on food producers, consumers and businesses

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee launched an inquiry into the impact of post-Brexit UK trade policy on food and agriculture on 7 June, in light of the international free trading agreements signed with several countries following the UK’s exit from the EU. The inquiry aims to: assess the strategic and economic coherence of the government’s approach to international trade; weigh the positive and negative impacts of the agreements made so far and the opportunities and risks of those to come; explore the role trade policy should play in protecting and improving standards for food, animal welfare and environmental protections; and consider the impact government trade policy has had, and will potentially have, on the security, quality and affordability of the UK’s food supply.