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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