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1124413
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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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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
1124042
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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 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 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) trade solely on WTO terms without any (1) bilateral, or (2) regional, trade agreements. more like this
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Lord Bowness more like this
star this property uin HL15424 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>A full list of existing regional trade agreements and early announcements of planned trade agreements by World Trade Organization (WTO) members can be found using the attached documents in conjunction with the WTO Regional Trade Agreements database at this link: <a href="http://rtais.wto.org/UI/PublicMaintainRTAHome.aspx" target="_blank">http://rtais.wto.org/UI/PublicMaintainRTAHome.aspx</a>. For the department to extract this information would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name RTAs in force list WTO (exported 15052019).xlsx more like this
star this property title Regional Trade Agreements in force more like this
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star this property file name Early announcement list WTO (exported 15052019).xlsx more like this
star this property title List of all early announcements made to WTO more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T13:23:26.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T13:23:26.13Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3496
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
1124044
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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: 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 whether the UK trades with the United States of America solely on World Trade Organization terms; and if not, how many bilateral trade agreements are in place between the UK and the USA. more like this
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Lord Bowness more like this
star this property uin HL15426 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 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answer text <p>The UK is currently party to a number of trade related agreements that the EU has agreed with the United States. These cover issues such as mutual recognition for technical regulations in certain sectors. The UK has now completed work to transition these agreements, where relevant, to bilateral UK-US agreements – ready to come into effect once the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p>On 14 February, the UK and US signed the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) on Conformity Assessment. Other agreements, including on wine, spirits and marine equipment have been signed between the UK and US to ensure continuity as the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p>These agreements do not cover the bulk of UK trade with the US (our single largest bilateral trading partner). This is why we intend to prioritise a UK/US free trade agreement once we have left the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-10T12:36:41.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T12:36:41.16Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3496
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
1123773
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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: Mexico 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 is their assessment of UK trade with Mexico over the last five years; and of likely trade trends in the next five years. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL15411 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 UK has a strong and growing trading relationship with Mexico. According to latest ONS data, the total bilateral trade in goods and services between the UK and Mexico in 2018 totalled £4.4bn, a 37.1% increase since 2013. We also have a strong working relationship with the Mexican government, as evidenced by the 2010 Canning Agenda, the State Visit in 2015 and the 2015 Dual Year. We expect this positive trend to continue in the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:28:53.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:28:53.307Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1137
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1125518
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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
1124043
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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 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 countries the UK currently trades solely with on World Trade Organization terms without any additional bilateral or regional trade agreements. more like this
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Lord Bowness more like this
star this property uin HL15425 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 UK currently trades with 24 WTO Member countries on purely WTO terms. In addition to this, the UK trades with 3 WTO Members (customs territories) on purely WTO terms. Therefore, the UK trades with 27 WTO Members on purely WTO terms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T10:38:34.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T10:38:34.48Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3496
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
1123784
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 Imports: Israeli Settlements 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 Written Answer by Baroness Fairhead on 16 April (HL15128), who decides which postcodes should be included in the list to be hosted on gov.uk; and whether those postcodes are checked for accuracy to ensure that products are labelled correctly. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15422 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 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answer text <p>In line with the Government’s approach of ensuring continuity as we leave the EU, the list of postcodes hosted on gov.uk will replicate – at the point at which the EU-Israel agreements cease to apply to the UK and, thus, the UK-Israel agreement is brought into force – the EU’s list of postcodes. This list is currently available on the EU Commission’s website: <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/sites/taxation/files/technical_arrangement_postal_codes_2018_en.pdf" target="_blank">https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/sites/taxation/files/technical_arrangement_postal_codes_2018_en.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>As referenced in my Written Answer on 16 April (HL15128), tariff preferences and labelling requirements will be implemented by UK customs authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-10T12:36:14.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T12:36:14.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name technical_arrangement_postal_codes_2018_en.pdf more like this
star this property title Technical Arrangement Postal Codes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge 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
1057041
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
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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 World Trade Organisation: Trade Agreements 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, whether the Government has a WTO trade schedule prepared for 29 March 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 218821 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 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government has prepared and lodged at the WTO UK-only schedules for both goods and services. These were lodged on 24 July 2018 for goods and 3 December 2018 for services. Copies were placed in the House Library. Both are ready to become operational on 29 March 2019 if a Withdrawal Agreement is not agreed with the EU.</p><p> </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 2019-02-14T13:11:55.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T13:11:55.327Z
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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 Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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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: Reform 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 steps he plans to take to promote WTO reform and free trade 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 224481 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 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a strong supporter of the rules-based multilateral trading system and global trade liberalisation.</p><p> </p><p>The WTO is the bedrock of rules-based free trade. The UK welcomed the commitment made at the G20 Summit last year in December to support the necessary reform of the WTO to improve its functioning. Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK will continue to champion discussions on WTO reform, and engage with WTO Members at international fora and in our bilateral engagements, in particular on the importance of updating rules on digital trade and ensuring that the WTO dispute settlement system is not undermined. G20 Leaders are committed to return to this matter at their Summit in June.</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 2019-02-26T10:11:55.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T10:11:55.21Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this