UK/EU Trade Agreement

Part of International Trade – in the House of Commons on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Matt Western Matt Western Opposition Whip (Commons)

The Minister has just mentioned the Department’s economic impact assessments on future trade deals with Australia, New Zealand, Japan and a CPTPP-type deal, but he will understand that a CETA-type deal—a Canada-style deal with Europe—will hit our economy by 6.2%. To what extent does he believe that the trade deals done with Japan, Australia, New Zealand and so on will compensate for that huge loss to our economy?