Which? comments on the International Trade Committee’s report on the UK-Australia free trade deal

Sue Davies, Which? Head of Consumer Rights and Food Policy, said:

“As one of the first post-Brexit trade deals, this free trade agreement represents a precedent for future ones.

“Our research has found that people want trade deals that prioritise high food, product, data protection and environmental standards and deliver for consumers across the UK.

“We share the Committee’s disappointment that the government has not made liberalisation of trade in agricultural food products conditional on the other country meeting core UK food production standards. The Government must follow up on the Committee’s recommendation and say how it will act to mitigate adverse consequences for UK consumers’ wishes and choices

“It must also set out how it will ensure it will maintain current levels of protection for UK citizens’ personal data and take a more robust approach as part of a wider coherent trade strategy.”


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