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Perishable Goods: UK Trade with EU

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL382, tabled on 19 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what decisions they have taken following the recent discussions with the (1) United Nations, and (2) the EU, on the movement of perishable goods between the UK and the EU under the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Answered on

14 June 2022

We are not aware of any discussions with the UN on this specific issue.

We continue to engage with the EU on a range of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues through the TCA framework. The TCA established the Trade Specialised Committee on SPS measures, including certification requirements and border clearance processes, and their application, in order to facilitate trade between the Parties. The Committee last met in September 2021 and the minutes can be found here.