CLA welcomes protection of agriculture products in new tariff regime

21 May 2020

The UK Government announced its new tariff schedule, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT), earlier this week.

UKGT will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1 January 2021 at the end of the Transition Period.

CLA President Mark Bridgeman said:

“We welcome the news that the UK Government is maintaining tariffs on agriculture products such as lamb, beef and poultry which will protect Britain’s farmers.

“We also support new free trade deals which could grow the economy and boost UK trade. We should have confidence in our market and standards in these negotiations.

“However, it is vital that equivalent import standards are met in order to prevent UK producers being undercut by products of lower environmental or animal welfare standards. This needs to be kept under review as FTA continue to be negotiated."