Trade after Brexit: how at risk are the UK's environmental standards?

Future trade deals with non-EU countries will not stop the UK from regulating in the public interest, says a government consultation. But how safe will green standards be after Brexit? Simon Pickstone reports

Protest against the EU-US TTIP trade deal

Concerns over green standards have fuelled anti-US trade deal protests in the past

Amid the political turmoil engulfing Westminster in the sweltering week before parliament’s summer recess, the Department of International Trade released a series of public consultations on what the UK should prioritise in future free trade negotiations with the US, Australia, New Zealand and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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