UK will apply food tariffs in case of no deal, Michael Gove says



Lisa O'Carroll | The Guardian

Speaking at NFU conference, Gove says tariffs would be put in place to protect UK farmers.

The government will apply tariffs to food imports to protect British farmers in a no-deal scenario, the environment secretary, Michael Gove, has confirmed.

And, contrary to claims by hard Brexiters, he warned that delays were likely in Calais because of mandatory EU checks on food imports on the French side of the channel.

The tariff regime Britain would like to apply in the event of no deal will be revealed in the “next few days”.

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