Policy

No tariffs and Defra ready for Brexit, vows Eustice

Defra minister George Eustice says the food and farming industry should not expect damaging exposure to sudden export trade tariffs post-Brexit.

“We are very clear we will be ready to have our plans in place for a new British agricultural policy when we leave the EU.”

Defra minister George Eustice

Mr Eustice said he expected a slick transition between trade policies so that food producers were not faced with barriers to selling commodities overseas.

Speaking to gathered media at the Northern Farming Conference, the pro-Brexit MP said Defra was undertaking an “enormous” amount of work to draw up a post-Brexit British agricultural policy.

Source: Yorkshire Post

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