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

Mark Garnier: Representations were received, in writing and during meetings, from (two) industry representative bodies and (three) trade union organisations. We will be publishing a response to the Department’s White Paper consultation in due course.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Sudan (11 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: Trade can help drive economic growth, create jobs and raise standards and we are supporting the Government of Sudan to make reforms to create a more inclusive and prosperous Sudan. There has been no change in the UK’s policy on the International Criminal Court (ICC) indictment of President Bashir. We continue to make clear that we expect compliance with arrest warrants for all those...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Energy Intensive Industries: Trade Agreements (11 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: Representations were received, in writing and during meetings, from (fifteen) industry representative bodies and (four) businesses. The Government will shortly be publishing a response to the Trade White Paper, including a summary of responses received.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Promotion (11 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: The roles will be advertised with a salary of up to £120,000, dependent on the skills and experience of the candidate, which is within the Senior Civil Servants pay band 2 range of £88,000 to £162,500. The successful candidates will also be entitled to overseas allowances, to compensate for the extra costs incurred from moving overseas and maintaining a standard of living...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: BiFab (11 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: UK Export Finance (UKEF) supports UK exports by providing insurance, guarantees and loans. It does not hold bonds in Burntisland Fabrications. In 2016-17 UKEF issued a £17million guarantee to the Royal Bank of Scotland for a performance bond* to a Dutch company, Seaway Heavy Lifting in support of Burntisland Fabrications’ supply of fabrication work for the Beatrice Offshore Wind...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Small Businesses: Loans (7 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: Holding answer received on 06 December 2017 UK Export Finance (UKEF) has provided £14 billion of support for UK exports in the last five financial years to March 2017. UKEF operates at no net cost to the taxpayer and seeks to recover the full amount of any claims paid. UKEF also charges a premium to reflect the risk it assumes. In that time, claims paid by UKEF on this support...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Turkey: Military Aircraft (7 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: The Department for International Trade’s Defence & Security Organisation and the Ministry of Defence recently held a Turkey-UK, TF-X Programme G2G Steering Committee meeting with Turkish officials to discuss how the Turkish and UK Government and industry could work closely together to progress the TF-X project. Due to the commercially sensitive nature of these discussions, we are...

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

Mark Garnier: The Department for International Trade is pursuing a number of initiatives aimed at boosting UK goods and services exports. It already has a network of 177 posts across 108 countries both inside and outside the EU, and provides firms with practical and financial assistance to help them succeed when exporting or expanding globally. Additionally, on 1 December the Government announced its...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Exports: Essex (6 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: Trade statistics at the county level are not available. Data on a) the number of goods exporters, b) the value of goods exports they generate and c) the destination of these goods exports by NUTS1 UK region, including the East of England (which Essex is part of), are available from HM Customs and Revenue (HMRC)’s website: Number of goods exporters and value of goods exports (UK...

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

Mark Garnier: The Department for International Trade (DIT) supports the UK's world-leading business, technology and cyber-security consultancies to succeed in the global marketplace, including developing markets. On the 1 December 2017, my noble Friend the Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion (Baroness Rona Fairhead) launched the DIT Export Strategy, focusing on where government can make a real...

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

Mark Garnier: Working closely with our colleagues at HM Treasury and where industry has appetite, the Department for International Trade here and overseas is supporting UK (investment) banks and other financial institutions with market access and outward direct investment. In particular, the Economic Financial Dialogues and our regular engagement in China, Brazil and India has contributed to some notable...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Imports: Israeli Settlements (5 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: The UK and Israel have a strong and important trading relationship. However, we do not recognise the Occupied Palestinian Territories as part of Israel and indeed it is not covered by the current EU-Israel Association Agreement which governs our trade with Israel. We are looking across the board to ensure a smooth transition for existing EU trade agreements in the region, and that will...

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

Mark Garnier: The UK’s trade remedies regime will provide robust protections for UK industry suffering from injury, caused by dumped or subsidised imports, or unforeseen import surges. To ensure these protections are proportionate, the regime will set measures at the level necessary to address the injury to UK industry (known as the lesser duty rule), and apply an economic interest test as part of...

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

Mark Garnier: I refer the Hon Member for Sefton Central to the answer I gave to the Hon Member for Stoke-on-Trent Central today, UIN: 115256.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Public Expenditure (1 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: As the Chancellor announced in Budget, a further £3 billion has been set aside for Brexit preparations over the next two years, and the Department will work with HM Treasury, to ensure it receives the additional funding it needs in 2018-19. The number of additional staff recruited will be agreed as part of this process.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Arbitration (1 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: The Department for International Trade has 21 departmental staff who work primarily on the process of establishing a trade remedies framework.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Arbitration (1 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: During the last twelve months, the Department for International Trade has hired 19 new staff and seconded one member of staff on loan from another Government department, to work on establishing a trade remedies framework which includes the Trade Remedies Authority. Seven of those were hired from outside the Civil Service. None have been seconded from outside the Civil Service.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: World Trade Organisation (1 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: The UK has been a Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since its founding in 1995. Thereby, the UK already has established exemptions to the Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment obligation under the terms of the GATS Annex on Article II Exemptions. As the UK leaves the EU, we intend to set out in a separate list the exemptions that already apply to the UK, under the terms of the Annex on...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (1 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: I refer the Hon Member for Denton and Reddish to the answer given to him by my Rt Hon Friend the Minister of State for Trade Policy on 21 November, UIN: 113267. This is a bilateral working group and as such involves only the US and the UK.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Arbitration (1 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: The Department for International Trade has dedicated the required number of staff, and the budget, to ensure the legislation, policy and operational plans for the new trade remedies framework are designed and implemented effectively.


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