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Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Trade: Trade Bill – Analysis on the application of Standing Order No.83L of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relating to Public Business in respect of Government amendments tabled for Report stage (16 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: The English Votes for English Laws process applies to public bills in the House of Commons. To support the process, the Government has agreed that it will provide information to assist the Speaker in considering whether to certify the Bill or any of its provisions for the purposes of English Votes for English Laws. Bill provisions that relate exclusively to England or to England and Wales,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Remedies Authority (12 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: A number of factors were taken into account in deciding the location of the Trade Remedies Authority and a full assessment was carried out, according to Cabinet Office guidance. The availability of candidates with the required qualifications and experience was critical in deciding where to locate the Trade Remedies Authority. Reading has one of the highest concentrations of relevant...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Cocoa: Fairtrade Initiative (12 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: The UK remains committed to free and fair trade, and using trade to promote global development and poverty reduction. As the UK leaves the European Union, our first priority is to ensure continuity in our trading relationships, including cocoa producers. This includes discussions with the likes of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire about replicating the effects of the EU’s Economic...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Prosperity Fund (12 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: My Rt. Hon. Friend for Chelsea and Fulham (Greg Hands), the former Minister of State for Trade Policy and my Noble Friend, the Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion (Baroness Fairhead) hosted a roundtable discussion at the Prosperity Fund Business Forum on 20 June 2018 which was attended by UK businesses only. My Rt. Hon. Friend for Chelsea and Fulham also spoke at a wider session...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Prosperity Fund (12 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: The legal underpinning of the Prosperity Fund is the International Development Act (2002). Activity supported by the fund is primarily focussed on achieving growth outcomes for the partner country and the design of any potential Official Development Assistance (ODA) spending through the fund must meet this requirement. The Department for International Trade does not at present spend...

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

George Hollingbery: The Department for International Trade has consulted widely since the EU referendum with a broad range of stakeholders, including businesses, trade associations, devolved administrations, civil society and consumers across the UK. Means of engagement have included townhall meetings, roundtable discussions, webinars, written consultations and bilateral meetings. The Department for...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Serco (12 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: The Department for International Trade does not have any contracts with Serco.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (11 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: Holding answer received on 10 July 2018 Under the terms of the draft Withdrawal Agreement, the UK is to be treated as a Member State for the purposes of international agreements in the Implementation Period. This will enable continuity across our existing trade agreements through this period, and many of our trading partners have issued public statements in support of this approach....

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Developing Countries (11 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: Holding answer received on 10 July 2018 The way to end poverty is through inclusive economic growth, jobs, investment and trade. As the UK leaves the EU, we recognise the need for a smooth transition in our trading arrangements with developing countries. That is why the UK Government has introduced legislation which enables the UK to put in place a trade preference scheme. This will...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: India (11 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: The UK-India Joint Trade Review (JTR), announced during the Prime Minister’s visit to India in 2016, has enabled us to better understand the bilateral trade relationship. The review audited existing trade flows and mapped non-tariff barriers that could be collaboratively addressed, both at present and as we leave the EU. We’ve also begun a technical dialogue- between the ONS and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Dumping (11 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: We are committed to protecting UK industry where it is suffering injury as a result of dumped imports. Secondary legislation will introduce provisions to tackle those cases concerning countries where there are particular market situations. Those situations occur when it is not possible to use the domestic prices in the exporting country to calculate the dumping margin, because prices and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Solar Power: Import Duties (10 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: The Department for International Trade published a call for evidence on the 28 November 2017 with the aim of identifying which UK businesses produce goods currently subject to anti-dumping, or anti-subsidy measures, or to on-going investigations related to these. It asked those businesses to state whether they support, are neutral to, or oppose the maintaining of those measures, when the UK...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Import Duties: USA (10 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: Ministers and officials from the Department for International Trade are in regular contact with representatives from the Devolved Administrations including the Northern Ireland Executive on a range of trade issues, including the imposition of these tariffs. The Government continues to press for a permanent EU exemption from what the Prime Minister has described as an ‘unjustified and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Import Duties: USA (10 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: The EU’s rebalancing measures are a proportional and justified response to US tariffs on steel and aluminium, designed to prevent escalation. The Commission has said it will revise the list commensurately to any product exemptions received. Member States will have a say, through the Trade Barriers Committee, on any revised list. We will continue to seek a constructive, permanent...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Dumping (10 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: We are committed to protecting UK industry where it is suffering injury as a result of dumped imports. Secondary legislation will introduce provisions to tackle those cases concerning countries where there are particular market situations. Those situations occur when it is not possible to use the domestic prices in the exporting country to calculate the dumping margin, because prices and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Staff (4 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: Holding answer received on 25 June 2018 The whole of the Department for International Trade (DIT) supports trade and export promotion. As at 31 May 2018, the total workforce currently engaged in delivering DIT objectives in DIT is 3,781. This is the highest it has been since the department was created. This number includes staff working overseas and includes staff working in UK...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade (4 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: Total UK trade with Asia was worth £216.6 billion in 2016. Total UK trade with countries outside of the EU was worth £584.1 billion in 2016. We are committed to establishing a culture of exporting in the UK and sustaining increased UK trade with the rest of the world, including Asia. We will shortly have appointed 9 HM Trade Commissioners who will be responsible for agreeing,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (4 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: The Government will come forward shortly with its approach to the scrutiny of future free trade agreements. As outlined in the trade White Paper ‘Preparing for our Future UK Trade Policy’, the UK is committed to a transparent approach to international trade.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Import Duties: USA (4 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade has spoken on numerous occasions to the United States Trade Representative and the Secretary of Commerce about the US tariffs. The Government continues to press for a permanent EU exemption from what the Prime Minister has described as an ‘unjustified and deeply disappointing’ decision, and is fully supportive of the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Israeli Settlements (3 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: The UK and Israel have a strong and important trading relationship and we are firmly opposed to boycotts or sanctions. We do not recognise the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including the settlements, as part of Israel and they are not covered by the current EU-Israel Association Agreement, which governs our trade with Israel. It is up to individual businesses whether they undertake...


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