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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 Overseas Trade: Mexico 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 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
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
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
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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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
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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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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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124893
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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
1123632
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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 Department for International Trade: Advertising 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, how much his Department has spent on advertising in each of the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 248634 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 total advertising expenditure by the department for each of the last two years is:</p><p> </p><p><strong>2018/19:</strong> £0</p><p><strong>2017/18: </strong>£93,000</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These figures exclude campaigns run as part of the Government’s GREAT programme, recruitment advertising costs (not held centrally), and advertising costs by UK Export Finance which is a separate legal entity to the Department for International Trade.</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 2019-05-13T12:35:31.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T12:35:31.27Z
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4016
star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1124195
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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 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1125106
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 remove maximum value filtermore 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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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 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