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star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
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star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Japan 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 recently signed pact on free trade agreed between the EU and Japan; and what assessment they have made of whether any future deal between the UK and Japan after Brexit would be (1) better than, (2) worse than, or (3) the same as this agreed deal. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL9651 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the recent signature of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The UK and Japan are natural allies for free trade, and last year total bilateral trade reached £28bn, a 14.8% increase from the previous year.</p><p>Last year, our Prime Ministers agreed to ‘elevate our security and prosperity partnership to the next level’ as the UK leaves the EU. As my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade agreed with his counterparts during his recent trip to Japan, we will take this forward by using the current EU-Japan EPA as a basis for a new and stronger partnership.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9652 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T12:33:24.523Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:33:24.523Z
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4690
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
944414
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Japan 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 they intend to negotiate a new trade deal with Japan after Brexit; and if so, how long they anticipate such negotiations would take. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL9652 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 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the recent signature of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The UK and Japan are natural allies for free trade, and last year total bilateral trade reached £28bn, a 14.8% increase from the previous year.</p><p>Last year, our Prime Ministers agreed to ‘elevate our security and prosperity partnership to the next level’ as the UK leaves the EU. As my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade agreed with his counterparts during his recent trip to Japan, we will take this forward by using the current EU-Japan EPA as a basis for a new and stronger partnership.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9651 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T12:33:24.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:33:24.587Z
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4690
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
944408
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements 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 progress they have made on new trade deals with (1) Mexico, (2) Ethiopia, (3) the Philippines, (4) Egypt, and (5) Vietnam; how many visits to those countries have been made since 23 June 2016 by ministers and officials of the Department for International Trade; and what was the total cost of such visits. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL9647 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 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom cannot negotiate its own trade agreements while it is still a member of the European Union. The UK remains committed to supporting ongoing EU negotiations with third countries and will remain a strong advocate for free trade.</p><p> </p><p>As the UK leaves the EU, the Government is seeking to ensure continuity for our existing EU trade agreements, including those with: Algeria, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa (as part of the <em>Southern African Development Community</em> Economic Partnership Agreement), South Korea and Ukraine, as well as with Vietnam once the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement has been ratified.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to support the implementation of the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the East Africa Community (EAC), including Kenya. If all EAC partners find a way to sign the EPA, the UK will also seek to replicate the effects of this agreement before we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is talking with a range of key trade partners to explore the best ways of delivering our priorities for our trade and investment relationships. These include working groups with Colombia, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey, and commercial dialogues with Argentina and Thailand.</p><p> </p><p>We have introduced legislation which enables the UK to put in place a trade preference scheme for developing countries which will, as a minimum, provide the same level of access as the EU’s scheme. Ethiopia, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Tanzania and Uganda are currently beneficiaries of the EU scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) is working with all the listed countries on promoting trade and investment relationships, including through our overseas network of embassies and High Commissions. The number of visits to these countries by Ministers from DIT are given in the tables below. DIT’s Permanent Secretary (Antonia Romeo) and Second Permanent Secretary (Crawford Falconer) have not visited these countries in the period specified. Visits to these countries by other DIT officials is not recorded centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Country</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total visits</strong> (23 June 2016 – present)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ethiopia</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Philippines</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Egypt</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vietnam</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>DRC</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iran</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Turkey</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thailand</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burma</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>South Africa</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tanzania</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Korea</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Colombia</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kenya</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Argentina</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ukraine</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Algeria</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Uganda</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iraq</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Details of expenditure for DIT Ministerial travel overseas is published on the Gov.uk website on a quarterly basis: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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HL9648 more like this
HL9649 more like this
HL9650 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T12:03:57.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:03:57.893Z
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4690
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
944409
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star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements 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 progress they have made on new trade deals with (1) the Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Iran, (3) Turkey, (4) Thailand, and (5) Burma; how many visits to those countries have been made since 23 June 2016 by ministers and officials of the Department for International Trade; and what was the total cost of such visits. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL9648 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 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom cannot negotiate its own trade agreements while it is still a member of the European Union. The UK remains committed to supporting ongoing EU negotiations with third countries and will remain a strong advocate for free trade.</p><p> </p><p>As the UK leaves the EU, the Government is seeking to ensure continuity for our existing EU trade agreements, including those with: Algeria, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa (as part of the <em>Southern African Development Community</em> Economic Partnership Agreement), South Korea and Ukraine, as well as with Vietnam once the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement has been ratified.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to support the implementation of the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the East Africa Community (EAC), including Kenya. If all EAC partners find a way to sign the EPA, the UK will also seek to replicate the effects of this agreement before we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is talking with a range of key trade partners to explore the best ways of delivering our priorities for our trade and investment relationships. These include working groups with Colombia, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey, and commercial dialogues with Argentina and Thailand.</p><p> </p><p>We have introduced legislation which enables the UK to put in place a trade preference scheme for developing countries which will, as a minimum, provide the same level of access as the EU’s scheme. Ethiopia, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Tanzania and Uganda are currently beneficiaries of the EU scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) is working with all the listed countries on promoting trade and investment relationships, including through our overseas network of embassies and High Commissions. The number of visits to these countries by Ministers from DIT are given in the tables below. DIT’s Permanent Secretary (Antonia Romeo) and Second Permanent Secretary (Crawford Falconer) have not visited these countries in the period specified. Visits to these countries by other DIT officials is not recorded centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Country</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total visits</strong> (23 June 2016 – present)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ethiopia</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Philippines</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Egypt</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vietnam</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>DRC</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iran</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Turkey</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thailand</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burma</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>South Africa</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tanzania</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Korea</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Colombia</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kenya</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Argentina</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ukraine</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Algeria</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Uganda</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iraq</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Details of expenditure for DIT Ministerial travel overseas is published on the Gov.uk website on a quarterly basis: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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HL9647 more like this
HL9649 more like this
HL9650 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T12:03:58.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:03:58.707Z
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4690
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
944410
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements 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 progress they have made on new trade deals with (1) South Africa, (2) Tanzania, (3) South Korea, (4) Colombia, and (5) Kenya; how many visits to those countries have been made since 23 June 2016 by ministers and officials of the Department for International Trade; and what was the total cost of such visits. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom cannot negotiate its own trade agreements while it is still a member of the European Union. The UK remains committed to supporting ongoing EU negotiations with third countries and will remain a strong advocate for free trade.</p><p> </p><p>As the UK leaves the EU, the Government is seeking to ensure continuity for our existing EU trade agreements, including those with: Algeria, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa (as part of the <em>Southern African Development Community</em> Economic Partnership Agreement), South Korea and Ukraine, as well as with Vietnam once the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement has been ratified.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to support the implementation of the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the East Africa Community (EAC), including Kenya. If all EAC partners find a way to sign the EPA, the UK will also seek to replicate the effects of this agreement before we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is talking with a range of key trade partners to explore the best ways of delivering our priorities for our trade and investment relationships. These include working groups with Colombia, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey, and commercial dialogues with Argentina and Thailand.</p><p> </p><p>We have introduced legislation which enables the UK to put in place a trade preference scheme for developing countries which will, as a minimum, provide the same level of access as the EU’s scheme. Ethiopia, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Tanzania and Uganda are currently beneficiaries of the EU scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) is working with all the listed countries on promoting trade and investment relationships, including through our overseas network of embassies and High Commissions. The number of visits to these countries by Ministers from DIT are given in the tables below. DIT’s Permanent Secretary (Antonia Romeo) and Second Permanent Secretary (Crawford Falconer) have not visited these countries in the period specified. Visits to these countries by other DIT officials is not recorded centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Country</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total visits</strong> (23 June 2016 – present)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ethiopia</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Philippines</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Egypt</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vietnam</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>DRC</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iran</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Turkey</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thailand</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burma</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>South Africa</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tanzania</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Korea</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Colombia</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kenya</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Argentina</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ukraine</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Algeria</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Uganda</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iraq</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Details of expenditure for DIT Ministerial travel overseas is published on the Gov.uk website on a quarterly basis: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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HL9647 more like this
HL9648 more like this
HL9650 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T12:03:58.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:03:58.787Z
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4690
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
944411
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star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements 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 progress they have made on new trade deals with (1) Argentina, (2) Ukraine, (3) Algeria, (4) Uganda, and (5) Iraq; how many visits to those countries have been made since 23 June 2016 by ministers and officials of the Department for International Trade; and what was the total cost of such visits. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL9650 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 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom cannot negotiate its own trade agreements while it is still a member of the European Union. The UK remains committed to supporting ongoing EU negotiations with third countries and will remain a strong advocate for free trade.</p><p> </p><p>As the UK leaves the EU, the Government is seeking to ensure continuity for our existing EU trade agreements, including those with: Algeria, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa (as part of the <em>Southern African Development Community</em> Economic Partnership Agreement), South Korea and Ukraine, as well as with Vietnam once the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement has been ratified.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to support the implementation of the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the East Africa Community (EAC), including Kenya. If all EAC partners find a way to sign the EPA, the UK will also seek to replicate the effects of this agreement before we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is talking with a range of key trade partners to explore the best ways of delivering our priorities for our trade and investment relationships. These include working groups with Colombia, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey, and commercial dialogues with Argentina and Thailand.</p><p> </p><p>We have introduced legislation which enables the UK to put in place a trade preference scheme for developing countries which will, as a minimum, provide the same level of access as the EU’s scheme. Ethiopia, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Tanzania and Uganda are currently beneficiaries of the EU scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) is working with all the listed countries on promoting trade and investment relationships, including through our overseas network of embassies and High Commissions. The number of visits to these countries by Ministers from DIT are given in the tables below. DIT’s Permanent Secretary (Antonia Romeo) and Second Permanent Secretary (Crawford Falconer) have not visited these countries in the period specified. Visits to these countries by other DIT officials is not recorded centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Country</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total visits</strong> (23 June 2016 – present)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ethiopia</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Philippines</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Egypt</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vietnam</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>DRC</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iran</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Turkey</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thailand</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burma</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>South Africa</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tanzania</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Korea</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Colombia</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kenya</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Argentina</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ukraine</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Algeria</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Uganda</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iraq</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Details of expenditure for DIT Ministerial travel overseas is published on the Gov.uk website on a quarterly basis: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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HL9647 more like this
HL9648 more like this
HL9649 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T12:03:58.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:03:58.863Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
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Department for International Trade more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
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star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Asia 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 likely impact on the UK's ability to strike free trade agreements with Japan and Singapore, of the recent free trade agreements the EU has agreed with those countries. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington 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 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU, we are seeking continuity in our current trade arrangements in order to avoid any disruption and to provide certainty for businesses and individuals.</p><p>The UK has long-supported progress towards the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), as one of their strongest advocates.</p><p>The Prime Minister has agreed with Prime Minister Abe of Japan that we will work quickly to establish a new economic partnership between Japan and the UK based on the final terms of the EPA, and has agreed with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee that, when ratified, the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement would be a good baseline for future bilateral trade relations. The Department for International Trade is continuing discussions with both Japan and Singapore through our Trade and Investment Working Groups to ensure continuity and certainty of these trade agreements and to develop new ambitious bilateral economic relationships once the UK has exited the EU.</p><p>Whilst we remain a member of the EU, discussions we have about trade are limited by our obligations under the Common Commercial Policy and our duty of sincere co-operation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7139 more like this
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less than 2018-05-08T16:37:28.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:37:28.843Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
889807
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
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Department for International Trade more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Asia 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 progress they have made in trade talks with Japan and Singapore; and at what level those talks are taking place. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL7139 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 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU, we are seeking continuity in our current trade arrangements in order to avoid any disruption and to provide certainty for businesses and individuals.</p><p>The UK has long-supported progress towards the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), as one of their strongest advocates.</p><p>The Prime Minister has agreed with Prime Minister Abe of Japan that we will work quickly to establish a new economic partnership between Japan and the UK based on the final terms of the EPA, and has agreed with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee that, when ratified, the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement would be a good baseline for future bilateral trade relations. The Department for International Trade is continuing discussions with both Japan and Singapore through our Trade and Investment Working Groups to ensure continuity and certainty of these trade agreements and to develop new ambitious bilateral economic relationships once the UK has exited the EU.</p><p>Whilst we remain a member of the EU, discussions we have about trade are limited by our obligations under the Common Commercial Policy and our duty of sincere co-operation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7138 more like this
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less than 2018-05-08T16:37:28.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:37:28.937Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
889804
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
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Department for International Trade more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: 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 assessment they have made of the likely impact on the UK's ability to strike a free trade agreement with Mexico, of the recent free trade agreements that the EU has agreed with that country. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL7136 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 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU, we are seeking continuity in our current trade arrangements in order to avoid any disruption and to provide certainty for businesses and individuals. To date, meetings have been held at ministerial and official level aimed at delivering this objective.</p><p> </p><p>None of the partner countries, including Mexico, with whom we have held discussions, have any interest in disrupting trade flows.</p><p> </p><p>Once trade continuity is secured, we will look to strengthen our trade and investment relationships with key partners, including Mexico.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we remain a member of the EU, discussions we have about trade are limited by our obligations under the Common Commercial Policy and our duty of sincere co-operation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7137 more like this
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less than 2018-05-08T16:38:08.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:38:08.533Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
889805
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Mexico more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in trade talks with Mexico; and at what level those talks are taking place. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL7137 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 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU, we are seeking continuity in our current trade arrangements in order to avoid any disruption and to provide certainty for businesses and individuals. To date, meetings have been held at ministerial and official level aimed at delivering this objective.</p><p> </p><p>None of the partner countries, including Mexico, with whom we have held discussions, have any interest in disrupting trade flows.</p><p> </p><p>Once trade continuity is secured, we will look to strengthen our trade and investment relationships with key partners, including Mexico.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we remain a member of the EU, discussions we have about trade are limited by our obligations under the Common Commercial Policy and our duty of sincere co-operation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7136 more like this
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less than 2018-05-08T16:38:08.6Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:38:08.6Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this