The United States and United Kingdom concluded a fourth round of trade talks this month, with another round planned for mid-October.
“Significant progress has been made since launching negotiations in May 2020, and most of the branch areas are now in the advanced talks stage,” the UK Department of International Trade said in a statement.
Chief Ag Negotiator with the Office of the US Trade Representative, Gregg Doud, spoke Monday during the Kansas City Agri-Pulse and Agribusiness Council events. “I am sure here that we will get the opportunity to engage with them and deal with this issue,” Doud told the audience.
The problem is tariffs, biotechnology and market opportunities. Doud noted that tariffs on US products will be high when Britain leaves the European Union, rising by 25 percent.
However, for beef, pork and poultry, the UK imports $ 4.5 billion of meat from the European Union.
“If we can do everything right, I think we will have a good chance [giving U.S. meat producers a new market], “Said Doud.
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