United Kingdom

NPPC’s Position

NPPC supports a stronger trade relationship with the United Kingdom.

 

NPPC will only support a U.S.-U.K. free trade agreement if the U.K. is willing to eliminate all tariff and non-tariff barriers and embrace Codex and other international production standards.

 

Background

In the spring of 2022, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative began negotiating with the United Kingdom through the U.K.-U.S. Dialogues on the Future of Atlantic Trade. The U.S. pork industry welcomed the talks and hoped they lead to closer economic ties with the U.K. and eliminate trade barriers.

Considering the United Kingdom’s population of 67 million and cultural and culinary tastes similar to those of the United States, meaningful market access negotiations with the country offer the potential for a significant increase in U.K. demand for U.S. agricultural products, including pork. However, for that potential to be realized, it is critically important that the United States use the negotiations to ensure that American pork products enter the United Kingdom duty-free. The U.K. must eliminate tariff and non-tariff trade barriers to pork and accept international production standards.

Fast Facts

$2.5 billion

of pork annually is purchased by the United Kingdom, making it one of the world’s top importers.

38 pounds

of pork per person was the average amount consumed in the United Kingdom in 2019.

$3.3 million

of U.S. pork was imported by the United Kingdom in 2020 because of its tariff and non-tariff barriers.

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