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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Remedies Authority: Public Appointments (11 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: We are committed to creating an organisation with the expertise required to reach informed and objective conclusions on trade remedies cases. We will ensure that the TRA is staffed by individuals with the right skills to effectively operate the new system. Our detailed review of the structure and resources of the Australian, American, Canadian, EU and United States systems has informed our...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Iron and Steel: China (11 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: DIT is preparing a UK trade remedies framework in readiness for the UK leaving the EU. In support of this, the Department has issued a call for evidence to identify which UK businesses produce goods currently subject to anti-dumping or anti-subsidy measures, or to an on-going investigation related to these. It asks those businesses to state whether they support, are neutral to, or oppose the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (7 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: The UK has met with a wide range of countries to discuss various aspects of our trading relationship. Whilst we are still members of the EU, the UK cannot negotiate and conclude free trade agreements. The Department for International Trade is currently engaging with all countries with which the EU has trade agreements, to discuss continuity of current trading arrangements as the UK leaves the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Brexit (7 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: Leaving the European Union is an all-of-government operation. The Department for Exiting the European Union is doing detailed work with departments to prepare for the upcoming negotiations by understanding the risks and opportunities of leaving the EU and coordinating planning. The Department for International Trade was established to secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Promotion (5 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: Holding answer received on 04 December 2017 The department has budgeted for up to £80,000 for the recruitment of Her Britannic Majesty’s Trade Commissioners. This includes candidate attraction, recruitment and assessment costs. These activities are standard procedure for senior positions across government and will ensure we attract a wide and diverse candidate field and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: World Trade Organisation (5 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: Trade remedies allow WTO members to operate a safety net and protect domestic industry from injury caused by unfair trading practices, such as dumped or subsidised imports, or unforeseen surges in imports. The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill and Trade Bill set out the UK’s proposed trade remedies system: that an independent body, Trade Remedies Authority (TRA), will investigate cases...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Telephone Services (5 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: Yes. The public telephone lines for the Department for International Trade can be found on the Department’s website at www.gov.uk/dit. The numbers provided on the website are not charged at a higher rate than standard.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (5 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: The final financial implications of negotiating new trade deals will depend on policy decisions yet to be taken. The Department will continue to invest the necessary resources to develop the policy and legislative plans for new trade deals alongside its wider preparations for EU Exit.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Brexit (5 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: Leaving the European Union is an all-of-government operation. The Department for Exiting the European Union is doing detailed work with departments to prepare for the upcoming negotiations by understanding the risks and opportunities of leaving the EU and coordinating planning. Given the interactions between EU exit work and the Department’s other priorities, it would not be possible...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Legatum Institute (5 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: Details of the meetings held by DIT Ministers are published on the Gov.UK website and can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D =department-for-international-trade&publication_type=tra nsparency-data

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Energy Intensive Industries: Trade Agreements (5 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: The Department has engaged extensively with business organisations via roundtables, written correspondence, bilaterals and Ministerial meetings and has incorporated a wide range of business viewpoints in developing a trade remedies framework. To date, the Department for International Trade has received representations from 19 organisations in, or on behalf of, energy intensive industries...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Iron and Steel: China (4 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: Trade remedies are an EU competence. It is for industry to demonstrate prima facie evidence of dumping that is causing material injury to EU producers, to the European Commission. We encourage industry to present this evidence to the Commission, where there is evidence of dumping and material injury. Where evidence is sufficient to justify an investigation, the Commission will do so and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Brexit (4 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade was established as a direct result of the referendum decision to leave the EU. The Department was established to secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment and championing free trade. Since the department’s formation in July 2016, we continue to keep departmental resources under review, which will...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Trade: Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) 10-13 December 2017 (4 Dec 2017)

Greg Hands: The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) will meet in Buenos Aires during the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Council will meet on the 10th December before the formal opening of the Ministerial Conference. The Minister of State for Trade Policy will represent the UK. We expect the Council to meet again during the Ministerial Conference, at least once,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Sick Leave (29 Nov 2017)

Greg Hands: According to departmental records in the 12 month period ending 30 June 2017, there were 771 days absence recorded due to stress, from a total of 2,628 staff on the Department’s payroll. In total this represents an average absence rate for stress of 0.13%.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Sick Leave (29 Nov 2017)

Greg Hands: According to departmental records for the 12 month period ending 30 June 2017, the number of employees who took sick leave for reasons relating to stress was 18, out of a total of 2,628 staff on the Department’s payroll. The proportion of employees who recorded an absence and who took sick leave for reasons relating to stress was 0.7%.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (28 Nov 2017)

Greg Hands: As the Government has set out in the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) White Paper, ‘Preparing for our future UK trade policy’, DIT is engaging with a broad range of partners about future trading options, including new Free Trade Agreements. The Government will aim – through Working Groups, Joint Trade Reviews and other discussions – to improve trading...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Postal Services (28 Nov 2017)

Greg Hands: The Department of International Trade (DIT) follows government security standards relating to the receipt of incoming post and parcels, as laid out under the HMG Security Policy Framework and as appropriate for each DIT location. DIT has not had discussions with the British Forces Post Office on this matter.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (28 Nov 2017)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade is engaging with all countries with which the European Union currently has free trade agreements with a view to replicating, as far as possible, the effects of existing agreements as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, including in any implementation period that might be agreed between the UK and the EU. This work involves staff across the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (28 Nov 2017)

Greg Hands: The Department is already increasing staff levels to support future trade negotiations. Since July 2016 our Trade Policy Group has grown significantly from 45 to around 400 today. The Group includes lawyers, analysts, trade policy and country specialists drawn from across all relevant Government departments that will be involved in developing policy for and negotiating trade deals.


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