Brexit and the politics of food: Understanding the relationship between food standards and FTAs


On July 28th, Global Counsel hosted a technical discussion between food policy experts looking at what is at stake for UK food and agriculture after the landmark Agriculture Bill as the UK pursues and negotiates trade agreements in the lead-up to exiting the European Union. We were joined by Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University of London and Emily Lydgate, Senior Lecturer at Sussex Law School, with the conversation moderated by Stephen Adams, Senior Director at Global Counsel. The discussion explored the challenges of the UK setting regulatory standards for itself as it leaves the EU as it simultaneously is working to strike new international trade agreements, and the tensions that are arising at the level of the devolved administrations on how to regulate the British internal market.

Please find further writing by Emily Lydgate here.

Please find further writing by Tim Lang here.

You can read a transcript of the discussion here.

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