A UK/US Free Trade Agreement and its impact on UK agriculture

Independent evidence-based analysis on a possible US/UK trade deal to cut through the speculation and answer the questions on the minds of UK producers, consumers and the wider agri-food sector.

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

The potential UK/US free trade agreement has been the subject of intense media scrutiny.

This new report seeks to cut through the speculation and provide evidence-based analysis on the opportunities and risks of a UK/US trade deal for our farming industry.

It answers questions such as:

  • Is the US going to flood the UK with cheap food?
  • Can our farmers compete against their American counterparts?
  • What’s the potential for the UK to use standards to limit import potential?
  • What should our trade negotiators focus on?
  • How easy is it for UK agri-food to capitalise on any opportunities for exports to the US?
  • What support are American businesses likely to receive and what can the UK learn from this?
  • What do farmers and food processors need to do to prepare?

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 in the US and UK and expert insight from businesses already exporting to the US.

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