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Food: Imports

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL3305, tabled on 21 October 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that imported meat and food products under any Free Trade Agreement meet the same high standards of production in terms of (1) animal welfare, and (2) health environmental conditions of home produce; and whether failure to meet such standards will mean these imports will not be allowed.

Answered on

1 November 2021

HM Government remains committed to Britain’s high animal welfare, food safety, environmental, product and labour standards. We have established the Trade and Agriculture Commission and placed it on a statutory footing to independently help us make sure that British food safety standards are protected throughout trade negotiations.