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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Department for International Trade remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Kazakhstan more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the outcomes of the UK–Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Commission meeting, held in London on 24 October. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL420 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>My Rt Hon Friend, the Minister of State for International Trade, attended the UK-Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC). The Kazakh delegation was led by the Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe, Mr Roman Vassilenko.</p><p>The IGC promoted opportunities for British companies and business collaboration in the following sectors: technical and vocational education and training, healthcare, mining, oil and gas, and financial and professional services.</p><p>TheCityUK used the IGC to take forward a British government-funded project to help develop the Astana International Financial Centre’s corporate governance code.</p><p>UK Export Finance (UKEF) and the Kazakh authorities signed a Memorandum of Understanding, affirming UKEF appetite to support projects in Kazakhstan, with a view to increasing procurement from the UK.</p><p>This was a successful event with a key strategic partner in Central Asia, which supported British exporters’ efforts in the Kazakh market, which was worth £2.3 billion to UK firms in 2018-19.</p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown remove filter
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less than 2019-11-04T17:26:33.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:26:33.647Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1167552
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Côte d'Ivoire more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the forecasts by multilateral financial institutions including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, what plans they have to strengthen economic ties with the Ivory Coast. more like this
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Lord Sheikh more like this
star this property uin HL560 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) works closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DFID) to advance our trade relationship with the Ivory Coast.</p><p>DIT has recently increased promotion of the UK commercial offer and facilitated new business by supporting trade missions. DIT continues to develop a strong pipeline of projects in the market, eligible for UKEF financing, that UK companies are well positioned to invest in and is working to increase the visibility of the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) that supports the building of businesses throughout Africa.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown remove filter
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less than 2019-11-04T17:22:48.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:22:48.96Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Sheikh more like this
1149730
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Trade: Languages more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many officials with relevant foreign language skills are currently employed by the Department for International Trade to work on negotiating free trade agreements for the United Kingdom after Brexit. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL23 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Languages are an important element of this Department’s capability needs and the Department continues to encourage its civil servants in the development of their language skills. We draw on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s in-country diplomatic staff and their language expertise. We expect future Free Trade Agreements being considered at this time will be negotiated in English, including with the US, Australia and New Zealand. Where they are not, it is normal practice to make use of professional interpreters.</p><p>We currently have 33 posts which require language skills.</p><p>DIT also promotes opportunities for UK based staff posted overseas (non speaker slots) to learn the language of the country. If a DIT staff member is posted overseas as a non-speaker they can take optional beginners language courses. This extends to the spouse or partner. If they already have a basic level of competency in a foreign language they can also take development classes. These classes are provided through the FCO Diplomatic Academy Language School and easily accessible through DIT digital channels.</p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown remove filter
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less than 2019-10-29T13:21:18.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:21:18.45Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1149937
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Companies: Burma more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the British Chambers of Commerce about their members' business with Burmese military-owned companies. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL147 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Officials in the Department for International Trade have advised the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar to consider business relationships with Myanmar partners carefully and carry out appropriate due diligence. This message has also been conveyed by the UK’s Ambassador to Myanmar.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown remove filter
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less than 2019-10-29T13:21:39.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:21:39.81Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
1152025
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star this property date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Manufactured Goods: Exports more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that manufacturers are predicting sharp declines in exports next year. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL369 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Recent data demonstrates the current strength of UK manufacturing, in the 12 months to August 2019, UK goods exports were up 3.5% on the same time period in the previous year. The government has noted reports of declining perceptions of the export environment for the manufacturing sector. This is unsurprising in the context of forecasts for a slowdown in global trade anticipated by several international organisations, including the IMF, WTO and OECD.</p><p> </p><p>The March 2019 OBR’s Economic Outlook projected that UK exports would rise by 1.7% in 2020.</p><p> </p><p>However, our ambition is for the UK to increase exports as a percentage of GDP from 30% to 35%. We are helping business seize international opportunities through the support outlined in the government’s Export Strategy, including impartial export advice from International Trade Advisors and our overseas network in markets across the world.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown remove filter
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less than 2019-10-29T15:51:07.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T15:51:07.907Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1152034
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star this property date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Turkey more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 October (HL Deb, col 25), when they expect to complete the review of arms export licences to Turkey. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL378 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government is keeping defence exports to Turkey under careful and continual review. We are monitoring the situation in Syria very closely and are considering the licensing position in the light of recent developments. No further export licences to Turkey for items which might be used in military operations in Syria will be granted while we do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown remove filter
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less than 2019-10-29T15:51:36.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T15:51:36.88Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on UK chemical and metal companies’ exports to the EU 27 member states. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL18047 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T16:46:08.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:46:08.07Z
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3359
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1148445
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star this property date less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK chemical and metal companies will be able to continue to export to the EU 27 countries in the event of the UK exiting the EU without a deal. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL18048 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T16:45:23.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:45:23.523Z
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3359
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a joint-letter from a group of worldwide business federations coordinated by the United States Chamber of Commerce warning against the impact that a no-deal Brexit could have on global trade as reported by The Times on 4 September. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17730 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government is accelerating Brexit preparations so that it is ready to leave the EU on 31 October, whatever the circumstances. The UK is ready to continue trading on day 1 of Brexit and will show it can globally trade its way to prosperity, stability and security.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <ins class="ministerial">The Department for International Trade is giving businesses accurate, official, up-to-date information on what will and won’t change when the UK leaves the EU on 31 October. It is also providing businesses with the actions they need to take to continue trading with minimal disruption. Businesses should familiarise themselves with the detailed and wide-ranging Brexit guidance available on <a href="https://www.gov.uk/brexit" target="_blank">gov.uk/brexit</a> so they understand how to prepare for a potential no deal Brexit scenario.</ins></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T16:42:29.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:42:29.527Z
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less than 2019-09-26T12:40:27.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T12:40:27.147Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many export licences they have granted which approved the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia in 2019. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL17766 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Licensing data is published as Official Statistics on GOV.UK. The data currently provides details of licences up to 31 March 2019 and this shows that 50 licence applications for military items have been approved. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Information about the period 1 April to 30 June will be published on 15 October 2019 and data covering the period 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019 will be published in January 2020.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Licensing decisions about transfers to Saudi Arabia of items which may be used in the conflict in Yemen have been subject to judicial review. Under the Court of Appeal judgment of 20 June 2019 my Rt. Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade was remitted to reconsider these decisions. Until such time the Government will not grant new licences to export items to Saudi Arabia or its coalition partners for possible use in Yemen. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">All export licences are issued in strict accordance with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T16:39:49.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:39:49.153Z
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less than 2019-09-26T14:47:23.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T14:47:23.107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this