SHIPPING BRITISH PORK

The International Trade Secretary has announced that Taiwan is set to welcome British pork exports for the first time in a deal worth more than £50 million,  supporting jobs in the UK as we make sure we are a truly Global Britain

·UK pork exports were worth £290 million to our economy last year, reaching over 80 export markets.

·This new agreement will be a boost for British farmers and is expected to be worth more than £50 million over the next five years.

·This deal follows a number of other successes for UK food and drink exports, which reached a record level of £22 billion in 2017.

As we leave the EU we will be free to operate our own independent international trade policy. The whole of the UK will be outside the Customs Union and Single Market, free to sign trade agreements with countries around the world.

British farmers and food producers are set to benefit from a valuable new market as Taiwan prepares to welcome British pork exports for the first time.

UK pork exports were worth £290 million to our economy last year, reaching over 80 export markets. This new agreement is expected to be worth more than £50 million over the next five years.

The deal also means UK exporters can further tap in to the overseas demand for parts of the pig carcass that are not commonly purchased in the UK, such as offal. This means UK farmers and pork processors will be able to generate income for the whole carcass.