Posted on May 1, 2024

A veterinary deal with the European Union could increase UK agricultural and food exports by more than a fifth, according to new research.

The study,analyzed the agricultural and veterinary aspects of trade deals around the world to estimate their impact on exports, then modeled the potential impact of different types of agreement on UK exports to the EU.

The UK agri-food sector is a cornerstone of the UK economy, with exports worth £25 billion and employing 4.2 million people. Although the sector is growing overall, exports to the EU shrank in 2022 by 5% compared to 2019.

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