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Trade and Agriculture Commission put on statutory footing

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International Trade Secretary Liz Truss is today extending the Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC), and placing it on a full statutory footing, giving farmers a stronger voice in UK trade policy.

The Commission was initially launched for a six-month period in July to bring together voices from across the sector and report back to inform top-level trade policy and negotiations.

Since then it has heard from dozens of experts on farming, animal welfare, the environment and trade, called for evidence from hundreds of key voices across the industry, as well as engaging local farmers, producers, businesses and MPs across the UK through a series of virtual regional roadshows.

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1st November 2020
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BVA welcomes important step for animal health and welfare as Government puts Trade and Agriculture Commission on legal footing

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BVA has welcomed today’s (Sunday 1st November) announcement by Government that it will strengthen the remit of the Trade and Agriculture Commission, an important step that has been welcomed by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), the veterinary profession and animal welfare organisations.

...click on the link to read the article in full at BVA...

1st November 2020
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