The UK and Mexico begin trade negotiations

20 May 2022

Following the start of trade talks between UK and Mexico, the FDF’s Head of International Trade Dominic Goudie highlights the benefits.



The FDF’s head of international trade Dominic Goudie said:

"The launch of talks between the UK and Mexico is a great opportunity to secure improvements to the existing trade deal. The current agreement offers only very limited opportunities for food and drink exporters, with prohibitively high tariffs remaining, and this is an ideal chance to put in place a deal that is tailored for the trade in food and drink between our two countries.

"It should be a priority to secure improved market access for UK exporters of dairy, chocolate and confectionery, pork and poultry products. Mexico is also a vital source of ingredients and tariff reductions would benefit UK manufacturers. Reducing tariffs and simplifying the rules of origin would help unlock untapped trade opportunities in both directions."