UK says animal welfare, food safety must be protected in any trade deal
The United Kingdom says animal welfare and food safety standards must be protected in any future trade agreement.
This week the UK released objectives for securing bilateral trade deals following Brexit.
USDA Undersecretary Ted McKinney says there will be challenges…“To the G7 and into modern science-based decision making it will not be easy,” he says. “It’s been a lot of years where they’ve been married to their friends across the channel.”
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says he believes animal welfare and access to Britain’s National Health Service can be worked out during trade talks.
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture CEO Barb Glenn says the US shares the UK’s commitment to upholding the highest level of food safety, animal welfare, and environmental standards.
She says state departments of agriculture are eager to increase trade opportunities with the UK.
The USDA has a trade mission planned for the United Kingdom later this year.