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CLA sets out ‘red lines’ Ministers must not cross to protect farming in trade talks


In a new report, the CLA has set out a number of ‘red lines’ which it says the Government must not cross when negotiating a free trade deal with the EU.

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Unilateral tariff reductions, a trade approach favoured by some Conservative Brexiteers and rumoured to be the preferred option for Trade Secretary Liam Fox, have been highlighted as a particular problem because they would leave farmers exposed to cheaper imports and higher export costs.


Other key asks include protecting UK products such as Melton Mowbray pork pies and Welsh lamb from imitation, ensuring farmers who want to comply with EU regulations are able to do so and keeping ‘minimal friction’ for imports and exports between the UK and the EU.




CLA president Ross Murray said: “Brexit is an opportunity for farmers but our future is reliant on having a sound trading relationship which suits both the UK and the EU.


“We have set out the red lines the UK should not cross when negotiating the free trade agreement for the sector.


“We understand the challenge ahead is a collective one. We are ready to work closely with Ministers and fellow farmers across the EU to ensure we get the best possible deal for UK food and farming.”


You can read the CLA report in full here.

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