The government has announced that it will establish a trade and agriculture commission to help inform post-Brexit trade policy.  The international trade secretary, Liz Truss. announced the news on 29 June)following ‘positive discussions’ with UK farming unions.  She said the commission would make recommendations for agricultural trade policy, higher animal welfare standards and export opportunities for farmers.  The group, which could be made up of government officials, industry representatives, civil society groups and experts in food and farming, would make recommendations on the UK’s future food trade policy.