Copeland’s MP questioned International Trade Minister Liam Fox in Parliament today (Thursday) on what was being done for Copeland farming businesses.
She said: “My Right Honourable friend will be aware that my Copeland constituency is home to a thriving agricultural sector. What is his department doing to open up new markets abroad for my local businesses?”
Mr Fox responded: “There are a number of ways we can do it. There are traditional trade agreements in which we can do that but also looking at market access issues is another.
“For example, when we have been looking at Northern Ireland dairy or Scottish beef, when we look at markets such as China, the ability to identify regulations which, if removed, automatically increase market access for UK exports is something that the department is increasingly looking at.”