Food Safety Concerns Spark Cabinet Row Over UK-India Trade Deal



Stefan Boscia | City A.M.

Ruptures have once again emerged across government over the direction of the UK’s post-Brexit trade policy, with environment secretary George Eustice raising concerns about a potential deal with India.

Whitehall sources told City A.M. that India’s food safety standards have been a cause for concern for Eustice and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as the UK looks to seal a zero-tariff trade deal with the world’s largest democracy.

A senior Department for International Trade source said momentum on the UK-India trade deal has “slowed down” and that it is unlikely a quick deal will be struck with Narendra Modi’s government.

To read the full article by City A.M., please click here.