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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (26 Jun 2018)

International Trade: Trade and the Commonwealth: developing countries. 5:00 pm; Other
Witnesses: Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for Trade Policy, Department for International Trade

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Solar Power: Import Duties (20 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: Holding answer received on 18 June 2018 The Government has not made recent representations to the European Commission concerning the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures against imports of solar panels from China. The UK opposed the Commission’s renewal of the anti-dumping measures and supported the renewal of the anti-subsidy measures in March 2017. The measures are due...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan (20 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade regularly discusses trade policy issues with Cabinet colleagues. The UK does not have commitments on visa quotas in any free trade agreement. We are seeking continuity in our trade and investment relationship with Japan. The Prime Minister and the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed in August 2017 to ‘work quickly...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Customs Unions (20 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade has regular discussions with his Cabinet colleagues on a variety of topics. We are leaving the Customs Union and have presented two potential options for our future customs relationship with the EU: the New Customs Partnership and the Highly Streamlined Customs Arrangement. The government will be guided by what delivers the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Iron and Steel: USA (19 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade has spoken on multiple occasions to the United States Trade Representative and the Secretary of Commerce about the US decision to impose tariffs. Furthermore, the Prime Minister raised the issue at the recent G7 summit, setting out our view that the US action is ‘unjustified and deeply disappointing.’ We will...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan (19 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: The UK does not have commitments on visa quotas in any free trade agreement. We are seeking continuity in our trade and investment relationship with Japan. The Prime Minister and the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed in August 2017 to ‘work quickly to establish a new economic partnership between Japan and the UK based on the final terms of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Solar Power: Import Duties (19 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: Work is ongoing to develop the UK’s future independent tariff policy via the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill, as we leave the EU. No decision has yet been taken on what the future UK applied tariff rates will be post-EU Exit, and this department is continuing to look at all options. Furthermore, the UK continues to support efforts at the WTO to reach agreement on the Environmental...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Public Expenditure (19 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade meets with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a regular basis to discuss a range of matters of mutual interest. None of the Department’s funding is subject to the Barnett formula.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Brexit (19 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: I refer the Hon Member for Bethnal Green and Bow to the answer I gave on 18 June, UIN: 151167.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: World Trade Organisation (14 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: It is the Government’s intention to have our own independent World Trade Organization (WTO) schedules ahead of leaving the EU. Our transition at the WTO continues to move forward. The appropriate legal mechanism for our goods transition remains rectification. We want to minimise disruption to existing trade and we will act in accordance with WTO rules and procedure. The joint letter...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Iron and Steel: Imports (14 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: The pattern of UK steel imports since 2018 varies significantly product by product. In the first quarter of 2018, the volume of UK steel imports from non-EU countries was 658,000 tonnes. The volume of UK steel imports from non-EU countries in the first quarter of 2017 was 680,000 tonnes. This was a 3.2 percent decrease.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Iron and Steel: Dumping (14 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: Trade remedies are currently under EU competence while we remain a Member State. 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 such evidence to the Commission. Where evidence is sufficient to justify an investigation, the Commission will do so and present any...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Non-departmental Public Bodies (12 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: The Department of International Trade does not currently have any non-Departmental Public Bodies.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Africa (12 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: I believe that the Rt Hon. Member is referring to my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade’s invitation to give a speech and attend a dinner at Chatham House last month. As I am sure the Rt Hon. Member can appreciate, parliamentary business meant that the Secretary of State had to attend votes in the House of Commons. However, he did attend the dinner following...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (12 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: The Department engages regularly with stakeholders across the business community, civil society, academia and the public as a whole. This is achieved via a number of different engagement mechanisms such as stakeholder briefings and roundtables and the Department are committed to a transparent and inclusive trade policy. The Department published a Trade White Paper in October 2017 setting out...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Staff (11 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: Holding answer received on 04 June 2018 The number of staff working for the Department for International Trade (DIT) and UK Export Finance (UKEF) is set out below. The totals shown include all people engaged in DIT business activities. This includes employees, contractors and those on loan to/from other government departments or seconded from organisations external to the Civil...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Chief Scientific Advisers (11 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: Ministerial offices have been engaging with the Chief Scientific Adviser. My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade recently met with the Chief Scientific Adviser’s Head of Office and has a meeting in his diary to meet the Chief Scientific Adviser in June 2018. The Chief Scientific Adviser contributes fully to policy development, including through frequent...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Food: Standards (11 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: The UK has very high standards of food safety and environmental protection, and maintaining public confidence in the food we eat is vitally important. I am clear that we will maintain our high standards on food safety and environmental protection as part of any future trade deals.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Trade: EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) 22 May 2018 (7 Jun 2018)

Greg Hands: The EU Foreign Affairs Informal Council (Trade) took place in Brussels on 22nd May 2018. I represented the UK at the meeting. A summary of the discussions follows: Commissioner Malmström provided an update on her latest contact with Wilbur Ross on US tariffs on steel imports. A further temporary exemption was not expected. I supported the outcome of the Leaders’ discussion the...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (6 Jun 2018)

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Post-Brexit Trade in Sugar. 9:30 am; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for Trade Policy, Department for International Trade


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