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The US will not sign a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK unless its food standards demands are met.
That’s according to Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who on Monday said agriculture was a “fundamental” issue for the US in talks with the UK.
Boris Johnson is under immense pressure to protect UK farmers from US meat and food imports.
However, Lighthizer warned: ‘We are not going to be in a position where our farmers are treated unfairly.’
Lighthizer also said completing a trade agreement this year would be ‘nearly impossible.’
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The US will not sign a free trade deal with the UK if its farmers cannot sell meat and other agricultural goods to Britain without barriers, the Trump administration’s most senior trade representative has warned.
Robert Lighthizer, the US Trade Representative, told the House of Representative’s Ways and Means Committee on Monday that the Trump administration would “push this off” if the UK government did not accept US demands on food standards.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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