High Tariffs Expected on Good Exported to U.K.

The United States and the United Kingdom have wrapped up a fourth round of trade talks with another round planned for mid-October.

Chief Ag Negotiator with the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, Gregg Doud, spoke Monday during an Agri-Pulse and Kansas City Agribusiness Council event, telling attendees, “I’m confident here that we are going to get an opportunity to engage with them” on tariffs, biotech, and market opportunity.

Doud noted tariffs on U.S. products will be high when the UK leaves the European Union, upwards of 25 percent. However, for beef, pork and poultry, the UK imports $4.5 billion of meat from the European Union. “If we can get things right, I think we will have a fair shot at that (market),” Doud said.