Results 1–20 of 1168 for speaker:Mike Freer

International Trade: British Exports (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: The Secretary of State announced a refreshed export strategy—Made in Britain, Sold to the World—on 17 November during International Trade Week. This business-centred 12-point plan is designed to transform our support for exporters, encourage them to sell to the world and accelerate our race to £1 trillion-worth of exports per year.

International Trade: British Exports (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: I welcome ABP’s investment in King’s Lynn and was glad to hear of the new Vancouver timber terminal, which I understand will open on Monday, representing £1.4 million of investment. With 95% of the UK’s trade facilitated by the maritime sector, our ports are integral to UK trade and to the success of our Made in Britain, Sold to the World strategy.

International Trade: British Exports (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: Our new export strategy is a 12-point plan focused on tackling the barriers to trade faced by SMEs. We are opening markets and supporting companies through the export support service, which provides a single point of entry to DIT support for SMEs. This new service will direct businesses to services such as those provided by UK Export Finance, the UK Export Academy and our pilot UK trade show...

International Trade: British Exports (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: Our export strategy will ensure that those companies in Yorkshire will be supported through all stages of their exporting journey, whether through the UK Export Academy, the advice of our global network of international trade experts, or the financial support or export credit provided by UK Export Finance. In my recent visit to Leeds, I met our excellent team of international trade advisers...

International Trade: British Exports (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: The President of the Board of Trade, the Secretary of State for International Trade, my right hon. Friend the Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Anne-Marie Trevelyan) took the Board of Trade to a meeting in Ireland. I am sure that that issue was discussed. If the hon. Gentleman would like to know more details of what we are doing to support mutual trade, I am more than happy to have a...

International Trade: British Exports (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: The Department for International Trade is always looking to protect our own industries and sectors, including the agricultural sector, while ensuring that they are able to exploit new markets. In terms of beef and lamb, our teams are working hard to ensure that the new markets we are opening up will be available to Scottish farmers. Again, if the hon. Lady would like to know more about the...

International Trade: British Exports (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: My understanding is that there are regular and frequent conversations between the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and DAERA. I am more than happy to ensure that the hon. Gentleman gets details of those discussions if he has any specific concerns he wishes to have addressed.

International Trade: Foreign Investment: South Yorkshire (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: We are dedicated to facilitating international investment into all regions of the UK, including South Yorkshire, where we work with stakeholders across the region to identify and promote opportunities with high potential, including—my hon. Friend will be pleased to hear—one in Doncaster, focused on the rail sector.

International Trade: Foreign Investment: South Yorkshire (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: We have invested heavily and are building close relationships with the Mayor and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority to support investment into the region. Details of capital investment projects such as GatewayEast will soon be added to the investment atlas that was published as part of the global investment summit.

International Trade: Foreign Investment: South Yorkshire (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: I think my hon. Friend was campaigning for a rail line last time we spoke about the area. My hon. Friend will be pleased to know that we will continue to give his area access to the export support scheme, the export champions, the Export Academy and our vast network of international trade advisers.

International Trade: Exports: Financial Services (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: With colleagues in the Treasury, we are committed to championing export opportunities for our world-class financial services sector. We have done this through targeted export campaigns supporting specific UK financial services, as well as through signing ambitious free trade agreements that are reducing market access barriers and opening new doors for great British businesses to sell their...

International Trade: Exports: Financial Services (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: We share my hon. Friend’s ambition to ensure that the UK remains a global hub for services and digital trade, which is why we are striking a series of advanced, high-standard FTAs with leading nations around the world. We have already made progress: our FTA with Japan provides greater benefits for financial services than the EU-Japan FTA, and includes provisions to ban unjustified data...

International Trade: Exports: Financial Services (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: We are absolutely committed to prioritising British financial services in FTAs. I am sure that my hon. Friend, as the Government’s trade envoy to Iceland and Norway—a role that she fulfils with her usual vigour—will be pleased to see our commitment in practice in the UK’s recently signed FTA with Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein, which benefits financial services.

International Trade: Exports: Financial Services (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: I will have to refer the hon. Gentleman to discussions with colleagues. I will write back to him.

International Trade: Topical Questions (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: I am more than happy to ensure that my hon. Friend is put in contact with our export support scheme, our international trade advisers, our export champions, and our Export Academy to ensure that the world-famous rock continues to be sold across the world.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Shipping: Trade Fairs (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: The Department for International Trade recently launched its new Export Strategy which included announcing the UK Tradeshow Programme. The scheme provides eligible UK businesses in all sectors, including Maritime, with bespoke trade show educational support to help maximise their potential and optimise their exhibition experience. Some applicants will also be offered financial assistance...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: We are unable to provide the information requested because UK Export Finance’s support for the Mozambique LNG project in Cabo Delgado is currently the subject of judicial review proceedings.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: UK Export Finance is unable to provide this information for reasons of commercial sensitivity.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique (2 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: UK Export Finance’s climate change report considered, among many other factors, the project’s alignment to the Paris Agreement.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Shipping: Foreign Investment in UK (1 Dec 2021)

Mike Freer: The Department is already taking steps to increase global investment into the UK’s maritime sector to complement the Government’s ambitions. The UK intends to establish 10 freeports across the country with at least one in every nation of the UK. Several of these will promote maritime clusters and will act as national hubs for global trade and investment across the UK. Additionally, the...


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