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Food: Imports

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 6668, tabled on 22 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that imported food meets UK standards as a condition of entry after the UK leaves the EU.

Answered on

27 January 2020

After EU exit, the UK will decide how we set and maintain our own standards and regulations and we have been clear that we remain firmly committed to upholding our high environmental, food safety and animal welfare standards. The UK’s independent food regulators will continue to ensure that all food imports into the UK comply with those high standards.

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