Implementation of international trade agreements

Part of Trade Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:45 am on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Shadow Minister (International Trade) 11:45 am, 25th June 2020

My hon. Friend is developing his point extremely well. I think it is fair to remind him that it is not just Canada that puts our deal with the EU ahead of its deal with us; Japan and Turkey want us to do a deal with the EU so that they can base their deal with us on the terms of trade that we have with the EU. That is a whole other set of complexities that go way beyond this being a simple matter of continuity and of changing the letters “EU” to the letters “UK”.