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star this property date less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Food Supply more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if the Government will offer credit guarantees to commercial shipping agents to ensure future food supplies to Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ochil and South Perthshire more like this
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Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh more like this
star this property uin 60003 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 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government is aware of the issue regarding Yemeni importers’ access to finance for food imports and continues to lobby all parties to the conflict to facilitate commercial access.</p><p>The Department for International Development (DfID) is providing £1.4 million for the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) to speed up the clearance process for ships, improve commercial confidence and reduce the price of basic goods. DfID officials are engaging with a range of partners to understand the issues for importer access to finance and explore potential solutions.</p><p>UK Export Finance has not been approached to provide credit guarantees for exports to Yemen, and is currently off cover due to the extremely poor risk outlook.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Garnier more like this
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less than 2017-01-24T17:58:34.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-24T17:58:34.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Garnier more like this
star this property tabling member
4427
star this property label Biography information for Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh 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
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
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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25259
unstar 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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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
star this property tabling member
4425
star 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
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
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
unstar 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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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading World Trade Organisation: Conferences more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their objectives for the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference, taking place in December; and who will be the UK participants. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL3090 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 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is the home of the rules-based international system for global trade. As a founding member of the WTO, the United Kingdom is committed to the multilateral trading system. The UK wants to see a successful outcome at the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference, and looks forward to discussing a range of important trade issues, including fisheries subsidies, digital trade, agricultural domestic support and public stockholding, domestic regulation in services and investment facilitation.</p><p>The United Kingdom’s official delegation will be headed by my Rt Hon Friends the Secretary of State for International Trade and the Minister of State for Trade Policy. They will be supported by officials from the Department for International Trade, the Department for International Development, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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less than 2017-11-22T11:23:43.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-22T11:23:43.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
1023287
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading World Trade Organisation and Free Trade more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 plans his Department has to pursue (a) reform of the World Trade Organisation and (b) free trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 201197 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 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a strong supporter of the rules-based multilateral trading system and reducing the barriers to trade and investment in support of business and consumers.</p><p> </p><p>The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the bedrock of rules-based free trade and the UK welcomed the commitment made at the recent G20 Summit to support the necessary reform of the WTO to improve its functioning. DIT will continue to champion discussions on WTO reform through the EU, at international fora and in our bilateral engagements, in particular the importance of updating rules on digital trade and ensuring that the WTO dispute settlement system is not undermined.</p><p> </p><p>The Government intends to pursue free trade including through an ambitious programme of trade negotiations and enhanced market access. While we are looking to forge new agreements, the Government is also seeking continuity for our existing EU free trade agreements as we leave the European Union. These give us the platform to build and strengthen already-successful trading relationships.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2018-12-14T14:53:31.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T14:53:31.573Z
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4016
star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1125106
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
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
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
unstar 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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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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
unstar 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
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
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
unstar 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 his Department has made of how long it will take to negotiate the UK's membership of the World Trade Organisation when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 43432 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 2016-07-26more like thismore than 2016-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a Member of the WTO in its own right. However, in leaving the EU, we will need to update the terms of our WTO membership where, at present, our commitments are applied through the EU as a whole.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the need to work with the EU and with other WTO Members in order to ensure a smooth transition which minimises the disruption to our trading relationships with other WTO Members, including developing country Members and our closest trading partners.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Garnier more like this
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less than 2016-07-26T14:38:45.567Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-26T14:38:45.567Z
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4074
star this property label Biography information for Mark Garnier more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
541160
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
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
unstar 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 preparations have been made for the UK having its own representative at the World Trade Organisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 43547 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 2016-09-09more like thismore than 2016-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in its own right since the establishment of the WTO in 1995. The UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO is currently Julian Braithwaite.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
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less than 2016-09-09T12:20:11.973Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-09T12:20:11.973Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
star this property tabling member
1533
star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading World Trade Organisation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 plans to re-apply for World Trade Organisation membership upon leaving the EU; and what assessment he has made of the length of time it would take for such an application to be successful. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 49260 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 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK is already a member of the WTO in its own right and will not need to re-apply upon leaving the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
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less than 2016-10-26T16:44:51.847Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-26T16:44:51.847Z
star this property answering member
1526
star this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
star this property tabling member
1533
star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
606026
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-19more like thismore than 2016-10-19
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading World Trade Organisation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 it is the Government's policy to meet the requirements for automatically joining the World Trade Organisation on leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 49338 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 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a founding member of the WTO and will continue to have membership in its own right upon leaving the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Garnier more like this
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less than 2016-10-27T13:27:32.193Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-27T13:27:32.193Z
star this property answering member
4074
star this property label Biography information for Mark Garnier more like this
star this property tabling member
1533
star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this