During the debate on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Jason spoke out for our local farmers.
Jason McCartney MP
The Secretary of State is well aware of my passion for maintaining our strict animal welfare and food standards.
She also knows what a challenging time it has been for my dairy farmers and my sheep farmers during this covid crisis.
What trading opportunities with New Zealand and Australia does she see for them as we go through the CPTPP?
Elizabeth Truss MP
My hon. Friend is a huge champion for his farmers. What we have seen in British agriculture is increasing success in exports.
We are now a net exporter of dairy products for the first time in recent years.
We are getting increasingly large exports of all kinds of meat products, dairy products, and finished food and drink products. He can be assured that when we are negotiating the specific market access schedules in CPTPP, we will always be looking out for British farmers, making sure that they are getting the benefit of the deal.