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Trade secretary agrees to set up a commission to oversee trade deals amid growing concern over chlorinated chicken imports.
A campaign to ban cheap, low-quality food imports from the US in a post-Brexit trade deal has amassed well over 350,000 signatures.
Union and consumer groups warn post-Brexit trade policy must hold food imports to same standards as UK.
Farmers are waking up to the effect Brexit could have on their industry, says PETER HETHERINGTON.
"To sign up to a trade deal which results in opening our ports, shelves & fridges to food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt, it would be the work of the insane."
Prime minister told that allowing in ‘food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt, it would be the work of the insane’
British goods face tariffs of up to 60 per cent while many imports won't be charged any under latest Tory plans.
Labour says the government "fiddling while Rome burns" as business groups complain they were ignored.
British farmers fear they could go out of business following a post-Brexit trade deal with the US, the National Farmers Union has told the BBC.
‘Everybody should be worried about what happens in a no-deal situation,’ Philip Rycroft says in interview with BBC Panorama.
No deal ‘cannot be allowed to happen’, Minette Batters says.
“That means that you will have many farmers going out of business and indeed you would have to look at slaughtering quite a large percentage of the national sheep flock.”
NFU’s Minette Batters says ‘inept parliament’ forcing firms to spend millions to prepare.