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Assess future trade deals for their impact on human health and the environment

All future trade deals should be audited for their impacts on human and planetary health, and avoid erosion of existing standards. 

A robust mechanism for auditing new trade deals should be put in place to  assess their impact on a range of measures in human health and environmental impact. This should include the risk of antimicrobial resistance and targets on greenhouse gas emission reductions. Trade deals must uphold and promote high standards of production and prevent lower standard imports. They should maintain or improve current high standards of environmental protection, animal welfare, climate resilience and workers’ rights in the UK.

Export policy and product promotion should be consistent with the national food strategy, and sensitive to health and environmental impacts in the UK abroad.