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Landowners’ group sets out red lines for farm Brexit deal

Reducing import tariffs to secure a Brexit trade deal could leave British farmers exposed to a flood of cheap food imports, say landowners.

A unilateral reduction in import tariffs is just one red line that must not be crossed when it comes to agriculture, says the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

The warning comes in the same week as parliament passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to start the EU exit process.

The right post-Brexit trade deal – with minimal “friction” for imports and exports between the UK and EU – is vital for food and farming, says the CLA.

(Source: Farmers Weekly)

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