• July 27, 2018

UK-India trade review calls for flexibility on food standards and chemical rules

The UK should be prepared to relax EU rules on food standards and chemical safety as part of a new trading relationship with India, according to an unreleased report by the British and Indian governments.

The official joint trade review – obtained by Unearthed despite the UK government’s refusal to release it  – spotlights a range of non-tariff barriers to trade identified by Indian businesses, including limits on fungicides in basmati rice, the enforcement of food hygiene standards for milk and dairy products such as paneer and the use of hormone-disrupting chemicals across a range of non-food products.

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