UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove has stated that there will not be zero-rate tariffs on food products post Brexit.

Speaking at the National Farmers’ Union 2019 Conference in Birmingham today (Tuesday, February 19), the secretary added that there will be “protections for sensitive sections” of the UK agricultural sector.

Responding to a question on rumours of zero-rate tariffs, Gove was quick to dispel suggestions, adding that the UK government will be making an announcement on the matter in the coming days.

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