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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the maintenance of the rules-based system for international trade. more like this
tabling member constituency Southport more like this
tabling member printed
Damien Moore more like this
uin 911199 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answer text <p>The UK is a strong supporter of the rules-based multilateral trading system. I recently advocated for this at the Global Trade Review 2019 Conference and at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting where I held meetings with the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Roberto Azevedo and my Japanese counterpart Trade Minister, Mr Hiroshige Seko.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Somerset more like this
answering member printed Dr Liam Fox more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-06T11:02:35.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T11:02:35.913Z
answering member
223
label Biography information for Dr Liam Fox more like this
tabling member
4669
label Biography information for Damien Moore more like this
1121717
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-17more like thismore than 2019-04-17
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential effect on UK international trade of improving the Reading to Gatwick Airport road corridor. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
uin 910521 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p>The Department for International Trade makes the case for high-quality infrastructure across all parts of the UK to ensure our ambition of becoming a truly global trading nation as we leave the EU can be achieved.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-25T11:18:10.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T11:18:10.63Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
4498
label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1087714
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what sectors he has identified as most at risk in the event that the UK does not replicate existing EU trade agreements before the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
uin 909807 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
answer text <p>The Government is keenly aware of the importance of our existing trade agreements to individual businesses and sectors across the UK. For example, the trade continuity agreement with the Faroe Islands is of particular interest to UK processing sector, with almost £200 million worth of fish and crustaceans brought into the UK from the Faroe Islands in 2017. The agreement will allow imports to continue tariff-free and enable businesses to trade as freely as they do now. Similarly, the UK-Swiss trade continuity agreement means the British vehicles sector could avoid up to £8 million a year in tariff charges on their exports that would apply if the agreement wasn’t in place.</p><p> </p><p>This is why we are committed to replicating the effects of these agreements as far as possible so that businesses have certainty and stability as we leave the European Union. We are preparing for all eventualities.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-19T17:20:07.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T17:20:07.587Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1087764
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer , what support his Department provides to UK businesses preparing and completing (a) import and (b) export declarations. more like this
tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
tabling member printed
Rosie Cooper more like this
uin 909800 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>Delivering a deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. However in the event of a ‘no deal’ businesses who trade with the EU will be subject to customs controls in the same way as businesses who are trading with the rest of the world. To help businesses make this transition, a number of temporary easements have been put in place which will help businesses make this transition.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC continues to proactively support businesses to meet their customs obligations engaging with a broad range of UK businesses and associations. Extensive guidance is available on gov.uk. HMRC has already written to 145,000 VAT registered EU businesses and 77,000 traders who trade with non-EU countries, to explain the steps they need to take to ahead of making import/export declarations. In addition, HMRC are actively engaged with a range of associations, small business trade bodies and intermediaries to help them prepare their members for any new customs obligations.</p><p> </p><p>Further support is available from customs intermediaries. HMRC wrote to businesses in February to explain what steps businesses should take, including how to make customs declarations themselves or via an intermediary. An £8 million investment has been made available to support intermediary training and increased automation.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-14T15:54:18.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T15:54:18.07Z
answering member
3935
label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
tabling member
1538
label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
1127627
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to ensure businesses have increased access to international procurement markets after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen McPartland more like this
uin 256298 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>We have taken measures to safeguard the UK’s ability to continue to participate in the WTO Government Procurement Agreement. This means that British businesses will be able to continue to bid for government contracts worth an estimated £1.3 trillion annually in a range of sectors on substantially the same terms as they do now.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also seeking continuity of existing EU trade agreements. Many of these agreements contain public procurement obligations that we will retain, including the recently signed agreements with Switzerland, Israel, Chile, the Andean Community and the Caribbean countries. This will provide guaranteed access for UK suppliers to public procurement opportunities in our global trade partners.</p><p><br> As we pursue our independent trade policy after EU exit, we will seek ambitious and comprehensive Free Trade Agreements, including opportunities to increase access for UK suppliers to international procurement markets.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T14:13:34.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:13:34.42Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
4093
label Biography information for Stephen McPartland more like this
1125792
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to increase trade opportunities with Anglosphere countries. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 252579 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answer text <p>The Department for International Trade is committed to building and enhancing our relationships across the world as part of our global Britain agenda. We have consulted on potential FTAs with the USA, Australia, New Zealand and accession to the CPTPP.</p><p> </p><p>Fulfilling a 2017 manifesto commitment my Department appointed Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioners (HMTCs) based in 9 overseas regions which between them cover all anglosphere countries. Each HMTC is responsible for delivering a Regional Trade Plan which includes specific reference to growing UK exports to those regions and to opening markets globally.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-16T12:19:32.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T12:19:32.807Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1104929
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what his Department's trade policy will be if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 236456 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
answer text <p>Our priority remains getting approval for the deal we have negotiated with our European partners. Alongside this, the Government will continue to do the responsible thing and prepare for all eventualities with partner countries, including a ‘no deal’ scenario.</p><p>Regardless of how we leave, for the first time in more than four decades, the UK will have an independent trade policy once we exit from the EU. We will deploy all the tools at our disposal and tailor our trade policy to the strengths and requirements of the UK economy.</p><p>The Government is preparing for an ambitious programme of trade negotiations and enhanced market access. We have consulted on our first four potential free trade agreements (FTAs), with Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.</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 European Union. We have made good progress, signing agreements with Chile, Switzerland, the Faroe Islands, the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) states, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, the Pacific states, and CARIFORUM. We are also due to sign an agreement with Iceland-Norway shortly.</p>
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-29T08:34:10.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T08:34:10.997Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1078543
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the amount of money that would accrue to the public purse annually as a result of tariffs on imports from non-EU countries after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
uin 226516 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
answer text <p>The amount of customs revenue collected from non-EU countries will be dependent on the rates of import duty set. In the event of “no deal” the Government will make an announcement, once a decision is finalised, and publish new UK duty rates, which will apply equally to all countries.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-04T17:13:21.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T17:13:21.613Z
answering member
3935
label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
tabling member
253
label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1055793
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he plans to incorporate living income as defined by the Living Income Community of Practice into the Government’s business and human rights policies; and what steps he will take to incorporate fair prices into his policies to deliver improved human rights in supply chains. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 217634 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Department for International Development (DFID) is a long-term supporter of the ISEAL Alliance, the umbrella organisation for standards systems such as Fairtrade and one of the founding members of the Living Income Community of Practice. We support efforts that work towards a living income in global supply chains.</p><p> </p><p>The UK was the first country to produce a National Action Plan for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, demonstrating a high level of commitment that will feed into any future trade policy. We are committed to upholding the UK’s values, including around labour standards, and will consider the full range of mechanisms available in the design of future trade and investment agreements.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T16:15:33.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:15:33.247Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1055791
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he is taking steps to support a global initiative of Governments and businesses to ensure that workers in (a) cocoa and (b) other supply chains receive a living income; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 217632 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>One of the keys to driving poverty reduction is enabling workers in global supply chains to be paid a living wage. The UK works with Governments, businesses and other actors to advance this agenda. For example, the Department for International Development (DFID) supports the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), which works with companies such as the Body Shop, Co-op and Tesco, as well as trade unions. The UK also supports initiatives such as the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest business sustainability initiative, which focuses partly on labour rights and has over 12,000 signatories from over 160 countries.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T16:12:42.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:12:42.127Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this