Done deal: British beef gains access to Chinese market

Done deal: British beef gains access to Chinese market


An agreement has been reached between China and the UK to allow British beef access to the Chinese market, it has emerged.

Potentially worth up to an estimated £230 million for British producers in the first five years, the deal comes more than 20 years after the Chinese Government imposed a ban on UK imports of beef in 1996.

The UK-China Beef Protocol was signed today by Farming Minister Robert Goodwill and the Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming as part of the tenth Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) between the UK and China, securing market access for UK beef exporters by the end of 2019.

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Sylvester Phelan