Trade minister calls for action on antimicrobial resistance through Free Trade Agreements

  11 September 2020

In a letter to UK Government’s trade minister Greg Hands, Mr McKee expressed concern that should this issue not be addressed in a future trade agreement with Japan, that will make it more challenging to progress the issue in other trade agreements with other countries.

AMR reduces the effectiveness of antimicrobial drugs, including antibiotics, to treat infections in humans and can arise from using antibiotics as growth promoters in agriculture.

The letter also seeks a commitment from the UK Government that they will continue to press for the inclusion of AMR in future trade agreements, including those with the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Further reading: Scottish Financial News
Author(s): Scottish Financial News
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