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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
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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 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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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick 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
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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
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126691
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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, further to the Written Answers by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 14 May (HL15424 and HL15425), which are the 27 members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) with which the UK trades solely on WTO terms. more like this
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Lord Bowness more like this
star this property uin HL15708 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>The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Members with which the UK trades purely on WTO Terms - not subject to any Free Trade Agreement or preferential trade regime – are: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, China, Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Gabon, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Macao, Malaysia, the Maldives, New Zealand, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, the US, Uruguay and Venezuela.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:50:38.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:50:38.393Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3496
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
1126723
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Agreements 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 with which countries, in order of priority, they wish to conclude trade deals post-Brexit; and what estimate they have made, if any, of the likely timescale of concluding such deals. more like this
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Baroness Quin more like this
star this property uin HL15740 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>Our priority is to be in a position to begin formal negotiations with key partners after we leave the EU, and to then make progress towards substantive agreements, so long as such agreements work for the whole of the UK. We have completed public consultations on potential future free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with the United States, Australia and New Zealand, and on the UK’s potential accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). We plan to publish Government responses for each of the four consultations before any formal negotiations begin.</p><p>Trade agreements vary in shape, scope and form, and there is no “average” timeframe for completion. For example, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada took seven years to negotiate, the China-Switzerland FTA took two, but the USA-Jordan FTA negotiations only four months. The Government is clear that its objective is to negotiate the best possible FTAs for the whole of the UK, in the interests of business and consumers.</p><p>While we are looking to forge new agreements, the Government is also seeking continuity for our existing EU trade agreements as we leave the EU. A list of all signed trade continuity agreements is available on the GOV.UK website.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:09:23.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:09:23.977Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Quin more like this
1126998
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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: Gambia 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 actions they are  taking to increase the amount of trade between the UK and The Gambia. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15759 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>As the Prime Minister set out during her visit to Africa last Summer, the Government is committed to seeing a step change in our relationship with Africa in order to drive forward trade and investment. The Africa Trade Services Unit was set up to act as the single point of contact for UK companies exporting to Africa. The Unit responds to all Africa trade enquiries, including those related to Gambia, and can support UK companies through the delivery of trade services.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains committed to ensuring developing countries can reduce poverty through trading opportunities. The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018 enables the UK to put in place a trade preferences scheme for developing countries that maintains the same level of access as the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences, which will grant duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including The Gambia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4163
star this property label Biography information for Lord German more like this
1127430
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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: 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 what assessment they have made of any direct, or indirect, trade by UK public bodies with illegal settlements in the West Bank; and whether they will review the adequacy of the advice on the UK Trade and Investment website in that respect. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15841 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government neither supports nor encourages such dealings. The Government routinely updates its guidance on the Overseas Business Risk website, outlining the clear risks related to economic and financial activities (including financial transactions, investments, purchases and procurements) in the settlements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:56:34.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:56:34.923Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1127437
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 EU External Trade: Trade Agreements 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 of the 65 non-EU countries the UK has trade agreements with through membership of the EU have guaranteed that they will roll over those agreements on the same terms after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Livermore more like this
star this property uin HL15848 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is seeking to replicate the effects of existing trade agreements which the UK participates in as a member of the EU, as far as possible. Discussions with our partners have demonstrated a commitment to finding a pragmatic way to ensure continuity of our existing international agreements.</p><p> </p><p>For agreements already signed, the Government has laid in Parliament a report for each trade continuity agreement, alongside texts of agreements, to explain any significant changes to the trade-related provisions of our existing agreements. A list of all signed agreements is available on GOV.UK: <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fguidance%2Fsigned-uk-trade-agreements-transitioned-from-the-eu&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cparly.pqs%40trade.gov.uk%7C8510838552354c82d1ef08d6e4f28ba8%7C8fa217ec33aa46fbad96dfe68006bb86%7C0%7C0%7C636948127792526442&amp;sdata=3qvGyBgv%2BknETRnHWeGE5WKbfNERUh33AKIJehJtrrU%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/signed-uk-trade-agreements-transitioned-from-the-eu</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:48:26.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:48:26.7Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livermore more like this
1127446
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 EU External Trade: China 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 Business Confidence Survey 2019, published on 20 May by the European Chamber of Commerce, suggesting an increase in European companies feeling pressured to hand over valuable technology to China in exchange for market access. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15857 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>We have reviewed the findings of the European Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey 2019. We note the reported concerns by businesses on the business environment in China, including on the protection of intellectual property (IP) and market access. The UK, along with our European partners, engages actively with China to address our concerns with the protection of IP and to strengthen China’s IP framework.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:43:51.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:43:51.88Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1128091
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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: Developing Countries 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 impact of global trade slowdown on emerging economies; and what steps they are taking to reduce barriers to supply chains between the UK and emerging economies post-Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15940 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The IMF and OECD have recently revised down their projections for global trade growth in 2019. The latest OECD Economic Outlook, published on 21 May, states that ‘weak global trade… continue[s] to impede growth in many [emerging-market] countries’.</p><p> </p><p>Well-functioning global trade relationships are vital for the global economy and for ensuring UK businesses can manage their supply chains effectively.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to working with countries to explore the best ways to develop our trade and investment relationships, we are putting resource behind our efforts to tackle market access barriers. We are establishing a new approach that brings together the efforts of all of the government and new regional HM Trade Commissioners who will help to resolve market access barriers across the globe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:53:06.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:53:06.9Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1129503
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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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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 Answers by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 10 May (HL15426) and 22 May (HL15708), what are the sectors in which the UK trades with the United States solely on World Trade Organisation terms; and what sectors are covered by the agreements between the United States and the EU to which the UK is a party. more like this
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Lord Bowness more like this
star this property uin HL15988 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK is currently party to a small number of trade related agreements between the EU and the US. These cover issues such as mutual recognition of conformity assessment in certain sectors. The UK has now completed work to transition these agreements to bilateral UK-US agreements. They are ready to come into effect when the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p>On 14 February 2019, the UK and US signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) on Conformity Assessment to ensure continuity of mutual recognition in the following three sectors: good manufacturing practice for pharmaceuticals, telecommunications equipment, and electromagnetic compatibility. 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 all of UK trade with the US. The US continues to be our single largest bilateral trading partner. This is why we have announced that we will prioritise a UK/US free trade agreement when we have left the EU.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T12:36:48.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:36:48.89Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3496
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this