‘Dangerous’ for UK sheep sector to be so heavily reliant on EU market, warns Truss

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Trade Secretary Liz Truss has warned it is ‘dangerous’ for the UK sheep sector to be so heavily reliant on the EU market for lamb exports.

The Minister said she thought it was important from a resilience perspective for the UK to open up new markets for British lamb.

“Currently, most of the lamb we export is exported to the EU, but we are in a position of essentially having all our eggs in one basket,” she told a ConservativeHome fringe event at Tory Party conference this week (September 4).

“I do think we need to find more alternative markets for our lamb industry. The US is the second-largest importer of lamb in the world.

 

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