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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Trade more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Gambia 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 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
star 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
unstar 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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unstar 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 German more like this
1127430
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
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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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
star 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
unstar 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
unstar 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
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
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
star 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>
unstar 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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unstar 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
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading EU External Trade: China 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 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
star 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
unstar 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
unstar 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
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade: Developing Countries 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 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
star 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
unstar 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
unstar 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
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
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
star 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>
unstar 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
unstar 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
1129504
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade 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 Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 10 May (HL15426), how many of the countries with which the UK trades solely on World Trade Organisation terms have agreements with 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 HL15989 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>In my answer to my noble Friend on 30 April (HL15424), it was noted that the UK, as a Member of the EU, trades with 27 World Trade Organisation (WTO) Members on “WTO Terms”. The EU has no comprehensive bilateral or regional preferential tariff arrangements in place with these WTO Members.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T12:30:54.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:30:54.173Z
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4169
unstar 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
1129571
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: 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 progress they have made towards a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the United States. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16056 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to negotiating an ambitious free trade agreement with the United States as soon as we have left the European Union.</p><p> </p><p>The President and Prime Minister have made clear on a number of occasions their shared commitment to an ambitious, wide-ranging free trade deal that reflects the strength of our bilateral relationship. We welcome the publication by the US Administration of their negotiating objectives for a free trade agreement with the UK as well as the President’s positive public comments during the recent state visit.</p><p> </p><p>Although we cannot enter into negotiations with the US until we leave the EU, there is still much that we can do to lay the groundwork for an ambitious deal. This includes:</p><p> </p><p>Completing our domestic UK processes so that we are ready to start negotiations;</p><p> </p><p>Continuing our conversations with the Office of the US Trade Representative to prepare for live negotiations. These conversations are well advanced, including through the UK/US Trade and Investment Working Group, which has now met five times since it was established in July 2017. The most recent Working Group in November 2018 involved over 100 officials on each side.</p><p> </p><p>In parallel, work has taken place between our governments to ensure continuity of trade with the US, notably the UK-US Mutual Recognition Agreement, the UK-US ‘Open Skies’ Air Services Arrangement, and Wine and Spirits Agreements signed in recent months.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T11:29:54.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:29:54.413Z
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unstar 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
1129573
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: 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 plans they have to include in any post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the United States provisions to help retain control of regulation of UK public services, including the NHS. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16058 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Protecting the UK’s right to regulate is in the public interest and protecting public services, including the NHS, will be of the utmost importance when negotiating future trade agreements. Our position is definitive: the NHS is not, and never will be, for sale to the private sector, whether overseas or domestic. The government will ensure no trade agreements will ever be able to alter these fundamental facts.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s public services are protected by specific exceptions and reservations in existing EU Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). As we leave the EU, the UK will continue to ensure that rigorous protections are included in all trade agreements to which it is party, whether transitioning existing EU FTAs or resulting from new negotiations.</p><p> </p><p>The government has been consistently clear that it is committed to negotiating an ambitious FTA with the US that maintains our high standards for businesses, workers and consumers.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:12:48.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:12:48.34Z
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unstar 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
1130224
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Exports: Advisory Services 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 plans they have to restore the one-to-one advisory service on language and culture, formerly available from UK Trade and Investment, to businesses, including small and medium-sized enterprises seeking to increase exports. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL16085 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to deliver the service formerly available through UK Trade and Investment because we have made alternative arrangements. The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) regionally based international trade advisers ensure that companies they advise are aware of the importance of language and culture and, if needs are identified, they are brokered to private sector providers. Language and culture issues are also covered at regionally delivered events and DIT publishes nearly a hundred country guides on gov.uk that include cultural considerations in different countries.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T11:31:13.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:31:13.12Z
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unstar 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 Coussins more like this