The impact of a UK-Australia free trade agreement on UK agriculture

Read our new report for independent, evidence-based analysis, with quantitative economic modelling, to learn about what the impact of a free trade agreement with Australia may have on UK agriculture. Our report helps to answer the questions on the minds of UK producers, consumers and wider agri-food stakeholders.

What could a deal with Australia mean for UK food and farming?

In this Horizon report, we turn our attention to the trade deal that is first in line of a series of new trade deals that the UK will be signing over the course of the next few years.

There has been intense media scrutiny over the impacts new trade deals will have on the UK supply chain, not least a trade deal with Australia. This report looks to cut through some of the speculation and provide an evidence-based appraisal on the opportunities and risks of a UK-Australia trade deal.

It looks at:

  • How competitive Australia might be in the UK marketplace
  • What opportunities might there be in the Australian market
  • How Australian agriculture stacks up against the UK in terms of size and scale

An in-depth exploration of a range of evidence including current production and trade patterns, comparative costs and methods of production, analysis of the impacts of previous trade agreements, agricultural policy change in Australia as well as economic modelling to fully quantify the potential impacts a trade deal might have.

Download the report

Further resources

Read our analysis of what a trade deal with the US could mean for UK agriculture

Visit our trade and policy webpages with all the latest information on the changing policy and trade landscape.

Our blog series takes a fresh look at the changes and challenges of our new trading relationships since leaving the EU.

Our exports team works with partners to remove technical barriers of access to new markets and opportunities, as well as developing existing international markets for British exporters.

Our international market research helps potential exporters better understand consumers and retail environments in key exports markets.

More in the Horizon series

For more details on economic modelling methodology, please see the technical report.