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Commenting on the recent trade deal between the UK and New Zealand, Quality Meat Scotland Chief Executive, Alan Clarke

Commenting on the recent trade deal between the UK and New Zealand, Quality Meat Scotland Chief Executive, Alan Clarke, says:

“The trade agreement between the UK and New Zealand could have a serious impact on Scotland’s red meat industry - particularly our beef producers.

“Compared to current conditions for beef, the deal represents a significant increase in New Zealand beef producers’ market access and, with farmgate prices in Scotland 25-30% higher than in New Zealand, this leaves Scottish farmers open to considerable competition.

“This is the second major post-Brexit trade agreement and the cumulative increase in market access poses a longer-term risk. The recent appointment of Quality Meat Scotland Chair, Kate Rowell, to the UK Trade and Agriculture Commission is an important step to promote and protect the interests of Scotland’s red meat industry in future trade deals.”

More information here -https://www.qmscotland.co.uk/news/qms-chair-appointed-uk-trade-and-agric...