PanamaTimes

Monday, Jul 15, 2024

UK Farmers Concerned Over Cheaper, Lower Quality Imports Under New Trade Deal

UK Farmers Concerned Over Cheaper, Lower Quality Imports Under New Trade Deal

There is growing concern among some farmers in the United Kingdom that cheaper and lower quality food could soon enter the country because of new trade agreements and threaten their livelihoods.
In North Somerset, United Kingdom, there is growing concern among farmers that new trade agreements could lead to cheaper and lower quality food imports, potentially jeopardizing their livelihoods. The UK recently signed the accession paperwork to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), an Asia-Pacific trading bloc.

To address these concerns, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has vowed to prioritize farming in the country's trade policy and ban low-quality imports. While new trade deals may open doors for British produce exports, farmers fear that inferior products from Australia, New Zealand, and other CPTPP member countries could flood the UK market.

Local farmers face challenges as they are required to adhere to higher environmental and animal welfare standards, putting them at a disadvantage against competitors producing lower quality goods. The Prime Minister aims to avoid repeating the mistakes made with previous trade deals.

Despite some criticism, experts believe that joining the CPTPP offers strategic significance for the UK. The deal has applications from five other parties, including China, Taiwan, and several Latin American countries, with others expressing interest. For UK farmers, access to global markets and a reputation for high-quality British produce are seen as positive outcomes.

In response to the changing landscape, farmers like George Ford in South West England are embracing innovation to transform the industry. The Ford family, farming for six generations, has shifted away from intensive methods and pesticides. Embracing natural and sustainable practices, they rely on chickens for pest control and aim to prioritize animal welfare.

While the transformation has come with initial financial challenges, George Ford believes that the long-term benefits will lead to growth and an enjoyable farming experience.

UK farmers remain hopeful that measures to protect their industry and promote high-quality produce will be prioritized under the new trade agreements.
Newsletter

Related Articles

PanamaTimes
0:00
0:00
Close
Colombian Court Annuls Amazon Tribes’ Carbon Credit Deal
Sunita Williams Safe on ISS, to Address Earth on July 10
Biden Affirms Commitment To Presidential Race
Boeing Pleads Guilty Over 737 MAX Crashes
Beryl Storm Hits Texas, Killing 2 and Causing Major Power Outages
2024 Predicted to Be World's Hottest Year
Macron Faces New Political Challenges Despite Election Relief
Florida Man Arrested Over Attempt to Withdraw One Cent
Anger mounts at Biden’s top team after disastrous debate
Bolivian President Luis Arce Denies 'Self-Coup' Allegations
Steve Bannon Begins 4-Month Prison Sentence
Biden Warns of 'Dangerous Precedent' After Supreme Court Immunity Ruling in Trump Case
Elon Musk Accuses Kamala Harris of Misleading Post on Trump's Abortion Stance
Hunter Biden Sues Fox News Over 'Revenge Porn' Allegations
New York Times Editorial Board Urges Biden to Exit Presidential Race
US Supreme Court Overturns Obstruction Charges Against January 6 Rioters
US Voters Prefer Biden's Democracy Approach, Trump's Economy Plan: Report
Attempted Coup in Bolivia: President Urges Public Mobilization
Top-Secret US Underwater Drone 'Manta Ray' Revealed on Google Maps
United States Bans Kaspersky Antivirus
Inside El Salvador’s 40,000 Inmate Mega-Prison
Toyota, Mazda, Honda, and Suzuki have committed fraud; falsified safety test results
El Salvador's Bitcoin Holdings Reach $350 Million
Teens Forming Friendships with AI Chatbots
WhatsApp Rolls Out Major Redesign
Neuralink's First Brain Implant Experiences Issue
Apple Unveils New iPad Pro with M4 Chip, Misleading AI Claims
OpenAI to Announce Google Search Competitor
Apple Apologizes for Controversial iPad Pro Ad Featuring Instrument Destruction
German politician of the AFD party, Marie-Thérèse Kaiser was just convicted & fined $6,000+
Changpeng Zhao Sentenced to Four Months in Jail
Biden Administration to Relax Marijuana Regulations
101-Year-Old Woman Mistaken for a Baby by American Airlines: Comical Mix-Up during Flight Check-in
King Charles and Camilla enjoying the Inuit voice singing performance in Canada.
New Study: Vaping May Lower Fertility in Women Trying to Get Pregnant
U.S. DOJ Seeks Three-Year Sentence for Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao
Headlines - Thursday, 23 April 2024
Illinois Woman Wins $45M Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson and Kenvue for Mesothelioma Linked to Baby Powder
Panama's lates news for Friday, April 19
Creative menu of a Pizza restaurant..
You can be a very successful player, but a player with character is another level!
Experience the Future of Dining: My Visit to an AI-Powered Burger Joint
Stabbing rampage terror attack in Sydney, at least four people killed, early reports that a baby was among those stabbed.
Iran fired more than 300 drones and missiles at Israel overnight. Israel Reports Light Damage After Iran Launches Large Strike.
I will never get enough of his videos and the pure joy and beauty of these women!!
Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed an "invisibility cloak", for AI using adversarial patterns on a sweater, making the wearer nearly undetectable to standard object detection methods.
Lamborghini Bids Farewell to Its Best-Selling Sports Car: The Huracán
Sam Bankman-Fried Appeals 25-Year Prison Sentence for $8bn FTX Fraud
OJ Simpson, ex-NFL star who was acquitted of murder, dies aged 76
British Backpacker Imprisoned in Notorious Bolivian Prison: Family Raises Funds for Legal Fight and Essentials
×