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1124413
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Fairs: Iraq 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 how many UK construction and professional firms they expect to attend the Erbil International Fair in northern Iraq in June. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15462 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Construction fair taking place in Erbil in June (26 June – 29 June) is advertised as a ‘Made in Iraq’ fair, so consequently will attract primarily local dealers and contractors, and we are not aware of any UK firms planning to attend.</p><p> </p><p>The Erbil International Trade Fair (30 Sept - 03 Oct) is the biggest international multi-sector trade fair organised in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. UK companies that attend the Fair are likely to decide to participate closer to the time, though are more likely to participate as delegates or visitors rather than as exhibitors. In previous years, the local distributors of JLR and JCB have exhibited.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:42:22.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:42:22.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124893
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading China: USA 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 the trade dispute between the United States and China; and of the effect of that dispute on global markets. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15568 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains concerned about the current trade tensions between the US and China which could adversely affect global growth.</p><p>The UK shares some of the US’s concerns with China’s trade practices and believes they should be addressed through structural opening in China and through multilateral cooperation, including ambitious reform of the WTO. The UK supports ongoing dialogue between the US and China to resolve these issues with an outcome that is WTO-compliant. We continue to raise our concerns with partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:08:26.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:08:26.47Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1125518
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Germany 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 steps they are taking to develop the UK’s post-Brexit trading relationship with Germany. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15613 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Germany accounts for 10.2% of total UK trade and remains a crucial market for UK goods and services. Total trade in goods and services between the UK and Germany amounted to £132.7 billion in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018, my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade launched the Export Strategy, through which the Government plans to increase UK total exports as a proportion of GDP to 35% and make Britain a 21st century exporting superpower. Germany will be a priority market for this strategy. We will also continue to promote the UK as a bilateral trading partner, reassuring German businesses that the UK remains open for business and remains an advocate for free trade and open markets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:23:42.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:23:42.5Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1124195
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Free Trade: Thailand more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps he has taken to enable free trade with Thailand after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 249869 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is working with the Government of Thailand to address existing trade barriers between the two countries, and to consider options for strengthening our bilateral trading relationship in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for International Trade visited Thailand from 4-6 April 2018. Dr Fox discussed the UK’s future trading relationship with Thailand, emphasising the importance of an open economy and transparent and predictable regulatory environment.</p><p> </p><p>Total trade in goods and services between the UK and Thailand was £6.3bn to the end of 2018, an increase of 6.1% from 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:58:48.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:58:48.663Z
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4016
star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1124196
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Free Trade: Dominica more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps he has taken to enable free trade with Dominica after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 249870 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>On 22 March, the UK signed an Economic Partnership Agreement with CARIFORUM States, including Dominica. This will provide continuity for businesses, exporters and consumers as the UK prepares to leave the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T12:12:27.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T12:12:27.667Z
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4016
star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1124197
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Free Trade: Lesotho more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps he has taken to enable free trade with Lesotho after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 249871 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>We are continuing to work with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique partner countries, including Lesotho to replicate the effects of the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act enables the UK to put in place a trade preferences scheme for when we leave the EU. This will grant duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including Lesotho.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T12:01:30.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T12:01:30.063Z
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4016
star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1124366
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for International Trade: Emerdata more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether (a) his Department, (b) his Department's agencies and (c) his Department's associated public bodies have entered into contracts with Emerdata Limited in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 250043 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) has not held any contracts with Emerdata Limited in the last year. DIT does not currently have any agencies or public bodies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T11:51:33.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T11:51:33.477Z
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4016
star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
1125106
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading World Trade Organisation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what (a) staff and (b) funding the Government provides to the World Trade Organisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 251191 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s assessed contribution to the WTO for 2019 is 7,446,595 Swiss francs. The UK also supports and funds several projects, such as those run by the International Trade Centre (a joint agency of the WTO and UNCTAD), the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility, the Enhanced Integrated Framework (a multi-donor trust fund) and the WTO Standards and Trade Development Facility which all focus on helping developing countries engage and participate in global trade. The UK funding for these projects is £55.25 million between 2016 and 2023.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the United Kingdom is represented at the World Trade Organization by Julian Braithwaite, our Ambassador and Permanent Representative in Geneva. The Ambassador and his team play an active role in the work of the WTO, which is a member-led organisation. Since July 2016 the Government has increased its resourcing for the UK Mission to the UN and Other International Organisations in Geneva.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:58:09.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:58:09.437Z
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4016
star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1125156
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for International Trade: Bullying more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 251307 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) was formed in July 2016. As such, we do not hold any data from before this time.</p><p> </p><p>Bullying and harassment is taken very seriously in DIT and is a central part of DIT’s Fair Treatment at Work Policy, which is available to all staff through our internal intranet. As part of this and alongside our HR function, DIT has in place first responders who are trained to support and signpost individuals on issues relating to bullying and harassment.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of cases centrally reported by the department</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016 (From July)</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019 (To date)</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Where there are fewer than 5 cases recorded, we are not able to provide exact figures as this may lead to individuals being identified. We are not able to provide specific figures for the incidents recorded against managers only as we do not collect this data centrally.</p><p> </p><p>This data covers staff in the UK, and UK based staff working overseas.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T09:09:06.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T09:09:06.187Z
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4016
star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1125793
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Free Trade: Azerbaijan more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to promote free trade with Azerbaijan after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 252580 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Trade is working to strengthen the UK’s trade and investment relationships with countries such as Azerbaijan and Armenia as we negotiate our exit from the EU. The UK is seeking continuity of existing trade arrangements with Azerbaijan and Armenia by replicating the effects of the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership &amp; Cooperation Agreements and EU-Armenia Comprehensive &amp; Enhanced Partnership Agreement when we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>On 3 April 2018, Judith Slater was appointed as Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Eastern Europe and Central Asia to improve trade and collaboration with countries in this region, including Azerbaijan and Armenia. The Prime Minister has also appointed Trade Envoys to promote bilateral trade and investment in this region, including my Honourable friend the Member for Wrekin for Armenia and Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne for Azerbaijan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252582 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T12:58:56.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T12:58:56.49Z
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4016
star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this