Friday the UK will give Australia the opportunity to sell without paying taxes, after Boris Johnson insisted it would continue despite warnings that it could harm British farmers.
Downing Street declined to comment but declined to comment The sun for the tax to be abolished after 15 years to give British farmers time to prepare for the new competition in places like cattle and lamb.
This represents the success of the non-prime minister’s trade, led by international trade secretary Liz Truss, who insisted that Britain give Australia a similar deal with the zero-tariff, zero-quota that the EU held after Brexit.
Truss discussed the request on Friday with Dan Tehan, an Australian counterpart, who insisted that any trade deal with the UK include a full tax exemption, including agriculture.
George Eustice, the UK’s environment secretary, said zero prices should be used for a specific area to export cattle or lamb, so that they can be protected in the event of a commodity sale.
But Australia has indicated that such a ban would not be legal and Mr Johnson, at a cabinet meeting on Thursday, called for a voluntary agreement to continue.
On Wednesday Johnson told lawmakers that British farmers are smarter and can have the confidence to sell their luxury products around the world.
Cattle and lamb farmers, especially in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are among those found in cheap competitions from Australia, whose fields are more productive.
Robert Buckland, a justice secretary, told the BBC Today Friday’s program that Britain’s animal welfare standards will not weaken to align with Canberra.
“The government has repeatedly stated a free trade agreement with Australia or other countries around the world. . . let’s see how the best life we spend in the UK, “he said.
“And we will ensure that British farmers are not caught or harmed in terms of the quality and quality of the products produced here in the UK.”
Neil Parish, Tory chairman of the House of Commons housing committee, said this week that UK farmers would face a “greater competition” and would have to make new ones in the coming years.
In the meantime, farmers wishing to leave agriculture should be given £ 100,000 next year, according to a proposal by the cabinet as part of England’s transition to post-Brexit.
The Australian trade agreement was seen as a test of British post-Brexit views of Truss and Johnson. But Eustice fears that the generous wording that could be offered in Canberra could lead to further developments, including a future deal with the US, which could affect UK farmers.