The Secretary of State for International Trade has commissioned the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) to give advice on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Earlier this week (24 July 2023), the two agencies launched the open call for evidence, in which stakeholders can offer their views on the agreement.
The duo are keen to hear from consumers groups and businesses, among other interested parties. Those wishing to partake must do so before 10 September 2023 and can share their views on the potential impact of the CPTPP at SGNfpehgval@sbbq.tbi.hx in the format set out by the Call for Evidence.
This work follows similar advice gathered for previous trade deals, including free trade agreements for Australia and New Zealand.
Such calls for evidence help support the FSA and FSS to assess risk and ensure food remains safe to consume.
In a blog post, FSA chair, Susan Jebb, wrote: “We want to continue to ensure that people in the UK can trust the food we import and that people around the world maintain their confidence in the high food standards of food produced in the UK.”
We have launched an open call for evidence on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).— Food Standards Agency (@foodgov) July 27, 2023
Our Chair, Prof. Susan Jebb shares how you can have your say. https://t.co/WU7imDSLKF