NFU21: International Trade Minister Liz Truss tells farmers to 'look east' for trade opportunities

24 February 2021

International trade
NFULIVE2021 Virtual Annual Conference

The Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss, told the NFU’s virtual annual conference that UK food producers need to look further afield to capitalise on untapped markets and spread the risk for our farmers.

Ms Truss said that the UK was coming out of “50 years of anti-innovation, high tariff wars and 150% tariffs on whisky going to India”. She said that we now have the opportunity to build resilience to future economic shocks by setting our own tariffs. 

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