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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: EU Law (18 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will convert European Union law into UK law as it applies in the UK at the moment of exit. This will ensure that, wherever possible, the same rules and laws will apply the day after exit as they did before. The Government is still making a detailed assessment of what corrections will be required to make that law function appropriately on exit day. The...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Multinational Companies (18 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: The National Contact Point (NCP) is currently considering the findings of the review. In line with the terms of reference, the key findings will be published on the NCP website later this year following consultation with the NCP Steering Board.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: UK Export Finance (18 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: The UK government supports a rules-based approach to international trade. The OECD Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits (the Arrangement) is an important agreement to ensure that exporters compete on price and quality and not the terms of government supported finance. It is binding on the UK as it is incorporated into UK law. UK Export Finance can support lending of up to 18...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (18 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: Holding answer received on 18 October 2017 The Department for International Trade has a strong and capable trade policy team which has grown significantly since its establishment in July 2016 and is continuing to grow. We continue to hire the brightest and best talent from within the UK civil service and externally, in order to build a world class trade policy team that can deliver...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (18 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: I refer the hon Member to the answer I gave her today, UIN: 107364.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Brexit (17 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: Exit 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 as a direct result of the referendum decision to leave the EU to secure UK and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Commonwealth (17 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: The government is committed to seeking continuity in our current trade and investment relationships as we leave the EU. We look forward to working with our friends and allies in the Commonwealth, including Jamaica, to achieve this. We want to increase not only UK trading links with the Commonwealth but also encourage greater intra–Commonwealth trade and investment. This will be a...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: European Free Trade Association (17 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: The government is committed to seeking continuity in its current trade and investment relationships, including those covered by EU Free Trade Agreements or other EU preferential arrangements.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (16 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: As always, Parliament has a vital role to play in the scrutiny of trade agreements. In the recently published White Paper ‘Preparing for our future UK trade policy’ the government committed to a transparent and inclusive process and we welcome feedback on this. The Department for International Trade is engaging widely with Parliament and a number of stakeholders, including...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: India (16 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: Our discussions with India through our joint trade review have been wide-ranging and covered many aspects of our trading relationship. The review is principally an analytical project to understand our bilateral trading relationship, rather than a formal negotiation. As such, immigration rules have not been raised as a pre-requisite for further trade talks.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Redundancy Pay (16 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade (DIT) came to existence in July 2016. DIT’s Annual Report and Accounts (ARA) details the total paid in exit packages in 2016-17 and those paid under UK Trade and Investment (one of DIT’s predecessor organisations) in 2015-16. Further information can also be found in the ARA on page 48 and 49:...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Procurement (16 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: The two contracts that took longer than three months to procure are: ‘Astana Expo 2017 Concept & Developed Design’, which focused on delivering comprehensive design services for the UK Pavilion, at the Astana EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan. ‘The Provision of Generalist and Specialist Interim Services’, which supports the Department for International Trade’s...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: UK Export Finance: Small Businesses (16 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: As announced by my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade in July, small businesses can now access government-backed export finance directly from their banks. UK Export Finance (UKEF) has partnered with the five major high street banks to provide small and medium-sized enterprises quicker and easier access to its support. Businesses are now able to access UKEF’s...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Rules of Origin (16 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: We are currently working with existing EU trading partners, including South Africa, to ensure that where preferential trading agreements are in place, arrangements are made that will allow maximum possible continuity in the effect of these agreements, when the UK leaves the EU. This is a technical exercise to ensure continuity in existing trading arrangements. In this regard, we are engaging...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: USA (16 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: The UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group, which was launched in July, is dedicated to strengthening the bilateral trade and investment relationship. These discussions with the US are at an early stage and it is too soon to go into the specifics of what position the UK might take in individual areas. However, we are committed to securing mutually beneficial economic arrangements with the...

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Workers’ Rights and Fair Trade (12 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: The UK has long supported the promotion of our values globally, including successfully supporting workers’ rights and environmental protections as a member of the EU, and the UK will continue to play a leading role on these as we leave the EU. We are committed to upholding the UK’s high standards; our prosperity benefits from us reinforcing these high standards, not abandoning them.

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Workers’ Rights and Fair Trade (12 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: The Government have been absolutely clear on the importance of this House and this Parliament scrutinising trade agreements. There is an irony in the hon. Lady’s question. Only last month, she voted against the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which would write into domestic legislation 40 years of workers’ rights and environmental protection coming from Europe. She did not want...

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Trade Policy (12 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: As the Prime Minister set out on Monday, the Government are preparing for the UK’s future as an independent trading nation. We will maximise our opportunities globally by seeking a deep and special partnership with the EU and boosting our trade relationships around the world. The trade White Paper establishes the principles that will guide future UK trade policy and sets out the...

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Trade Policy (12 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: The Prime Minister has made it very clear that we want a deep and comprehensive trade agreement with the EU. We in the Department for International Trade are losing no time in preparing ourselves for our own independent trade policy in terms of transitioning existing EU FTAs, in terms of the 14 trade working groups that we have set up, and in terms of transitioning trade preferences for the...

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Trade Policy (12 Oct 2017)

Greg Hands: May I first congratulate my hon. Friend on becoming the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Pakistan —[Hon. Members: “Hear, hear.”]—which, I can tell him, went down extremely well on my visit to Islamabad last month. We are devoting resources to frontier and emerging markets through our economic horizons group. We are committed to transitioning the EU’s scheme...


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