Will UK Rejection of US Science-Based Agricultural Policies Trigger a Trade War?

December 20, 2017

From: The Guardian

Gove: UK would not compromise with US on food standards

Environment secretary sets up possible clash in future US trade talks over retaining EU regulations post-Brexit

Brexit correspondent


He also expressed concern about antibiotics used in livestock, and bee-harming pesticides, neonicotinoids, used on grain that goes into breakfast cereals and other consumer foods.

This could set Britain on a collision course with the US commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, who said in November that changing EU regulations would form a “critical component of any trade discussion” with the UK.

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