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Trade Secretary secures UK China dairy deal worth £240 million

China has agreed to import UK dairy products made with milk from third countries in a deal estimated to be worth £240 million to the sector over five years.

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Trade Secretary secures China dairy deal worth £240 million

The deal was reached after Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox met China’s General Administration of Customs to hammer out the details.

 

It will see China importing products made in the UK such as milk powder, cream and yoghurt, using milk sourced from other countries.

 

The UK exported more than £96 million of dairy products to China in 2017, and Chinese demand for dairy products is growing by 20 per cent every year, with shoppers linking dairy to nutrition and well-being.


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This deal will give producers greater flexibility on sourcing the dairy they use.

 

Dr Fox said: “This is my fourth visit to China this year and I am delighted to see the completion of this deal, bringing significant benefits to dairy producers across the UK at a time when British food and drink exports are at a record high.”

 

Defra Secretary Michael Gove also welcomed the deal, saying it would help to ‘unlock the UK food and drink industry’s full potential’.

 

The latest agreement follows an deal earlier this year for the Chinese to lift their twenty-year-old ban on British beef imports.

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