The UK government has announced that it plans to apply tariffs to food imports in order to protect British farmers in the result of a no-deal Brexit.
Environment secretary for the UK government, Michael Gove confirmed the news at the National Farmers’ Union annual conference in Birmingham. “One thing I can reassure you it will not be the case that we will have zero rate tariffs on products, there will be protections for sensitive sections of agriculture and food production.”
Gove also hinted that the tariffs, in particular, would be applied to beef and lamb farmers citing them as the most vulnerable. He also noted that, “tariffs are not the only problem we would face. All products of animal origin entering the EU would face SPS checks.”