Consumers slam government plans for tariffs on food imports

FARMERS WEEKLY: This has drawn stinging criticism from consumer group Consumer Choice Centre.

“Imposing tariffs on meat imports will not only put another burden on British consumers, but will also increase the costs of Brexit and send a signal to the rest of the world that post-Brexit Britain will pursue protectionism ahead of consumer interests,” said spokeswoman Maria Chaplia.

Abolishing tariffs would help lower the price of meat by more than 3%, and encourage the meat industry to compete with the rest of the world, she added.

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About Maria Chaplia

Maria is pursuing a Master’s degree in Law and Economics at Aix-Marseille University in France. Prior to joining the Consumer Choice Center, Maria served as Campaign Manager at Apple Fundraising Consultants, a London-based boutique consultancy specialising in high net worth international fundraising and campaign management. In her role, she worked closely with the US and UK foundations; her clients included Westminster charities. Maria also completed a Charles Koch Market-Based Management programme and a communications internship with Students For Liberty in Washington DC. In 2016, she received the European Students For Liberty Student of the Year Award. Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and is a fluent Ukrainian and Russian speaker.