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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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 Economic Partnership Agreements more like this
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, with reference to paragraph 10 of the draft explanatory memorandum to the Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Economic Partnership Agreements and Trade Agreement) (Eastern and Southern Africa States, Southern African Development Community States, Ghana and Ecuador) Order 2018 published in July 2018, what assessment he has made of criticisms of economic partnership agreements. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 193421 remove filter
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
answer text <p>Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) are development-focused trade agreements which aim to promote increased trade and investment and thereby contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction.</p><p> </p><p>I am satisfied that criticism raised during the negotiation of the EPAs is addressed in the agreements. For example, concerns about potential impact of competition with EU goods is addressed in various ways, including the provision of a wide range of safeguards to protect African domestic products for fledgling industries or for food security.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:04:53.39Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson remove filter