BMPA writes to Secretary of State for Trade asking for removal of punitive pork export tariffs
The British Meat Processors Association has written this week to the Secretary of State for International Trade, the Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP to seek her support in removing punitive tariffs on British pork exports to the US.
The letter explains that, despite the fact that trade opportunities to the US are increasing (after severe disruption to their meat processing industry), the 25% import duty has caused a 70% drop in British pork exports year on year.
While volumes are relatively low compared to our exports to China, they represent the highest value global market for UK pork.
As we leave the EU and look to forge new trade agreements around the world, BMPA is calling on the Government to engage with the US administration to remove these tariffs so British processing companies can capitalise on a market that is ripe for trade.