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star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
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unstar 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: Switzerland more like this
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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 steps he is taking to tackle the reduction in the UK exports of goods and services to Switzerland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property answer text <p>Switzerland, as the UK’s 10<sup>th</sup> largest trading partner and accounting for 2.3% of total UK trade, remains a crucial market for UK goods and services. Total trade in goods and services between the UK and Switzerland has averaged £31.6 billion over the last five years.</p><p>Similarly, Switzerland has been open about its desire to maintain a close relationship as the UK leaves the EU. In response, my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade signed the UK-Switzerland Trade Agreement on the 11th February in Berne which will serve as the basis for future economic and trade relations between Switzerland and the UK. The Trade Agreement allows businesses to continue freely trading between the two countries and will function in both deal and no deal EU Exit scenarios.</p><p>In August 2018, the Secretary of State launched the Export Strategy, the government’s plan to increase UK total exports as a proportion of GDP to 35% and make Britain a 21st century exporting superpower. The Export Strategy will encourage and inspire more businesses to export; inform businesses by providing practical assistance on exporting; connect UK businesses to overseas buyers and opportunities; and help provide finance through UKEF to enhance the HMG offer to UK exporters.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-03-27T09:40:32.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T09:40:32.927Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this