Results 81–100 of 572 for speaker:George Hollingbery

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...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (3 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: The Government will be coming forward with plans for future free trade agreements in the near future. The Department for International Trade has engaged 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...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: India (3 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: India is important for our future trading arrangements after we leave the EU. In 2017, UK-India bilateral trade was over £18bn, an increase of 15% on the previous year. The UK has been the top G20 investor in India over the last ten years, with the stock of UK FDI in India at £13.2bn in 2016. UK exports to India in 2017 amounted to £6.7bn (a 14.9% increase from 2016). Travel...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Policy (29 Jun 2018)

George Hollingbery: The Department for International Trade (DIT) published its updated Single Departmental Plan on 23 May 2018. This sets out DIT’s ambitious agenda, outlining the Department’s vision, mission, and main policy objectives. It also explains how we will deliver these priorities over the next four years. DIT’s vision is a UK that trades its way to prosperity, stability and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (29 Jun 2018)

George Hollingbery: All EU free trade agreements (FTA) signed since the EU-South Korea FTA (2009) have contained a trade and sustainable development chapter. These chapters include reference to the International Labour Organization (ILO) fundamental conventions which, amongst other things, provide for the elimination of discrimination at work. Other trade agreements which contain these provisions are Georgia...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (28 Jun 2018)

George Hollingbery: As set out in the Government’s White Paper, ‘Preparing for our future UK trade policy’, the overarching objective of the UK’s trade policy is enhanced economic prosperity for the UK, through the development and delivery of a UK trade policy that delivers benefits for business, workers and consumers across the whole of the UK. The Government will: • pursue...

International Trade: Trade Deals with Developing Countries (28 Jun 2018)

George Hollingbery: Freeing up trade is a proven driver of prosperity for developing countries. As we leave the EU, our priority will be to seek to deliver continuity in our trading arrangements, including continuity for developing countries.

International Trade: Trade Deals with Developing Countries (28 Jun 2018)

George Hollingbery: I certainly can. The Department’s White Paper “Preparing for our future trade policy” sets out the scale of the Government’s desire to help developing countries to break down the barriers to trade, and we will give them the tools with which to trade their way out of poverty.

International Trade: Trade Deals with Developing Countries (28 Jun 2018)

George Hollingbery: The hon. Gentleman will know very well that mode 4 is applied in many circumstances, and that it was part of the Japan-EU free trade deal. Our conversations with the Home Office are ongoing, but it will always be a matter of national policy that we will control our own immigration system. Despite what is said in trade deals, that is protected.

International Trade: Trade Deals with Developing Countries (28 Jun 2018)

George Hollingbery: I thank my hon. Friend for his question. Clearly, the whole purpose of our leaving the European Union, or one of the plain purposes, is to increase sovereignty and to conduct our own trade deals. We are very keen to do a good deal with Europe—to see frictionless borders and to keep trade going on that front—and indeed to seek wide and ambitious free trade deals with others.

International Trade: Trade Deals with Developing Countries (28 Jun 2018)

George Hollingbery: It is a feature of the free trade deal that is currently being signed by the European Union, and indeed the commitment to this Government, that chapters will be included in all those agreements that will protect exactly the elements that the hon. Lady identifies. They are in the current arrangements that we voted in favour of earlier this week and will be in future trade deals.

International Trade: Trade Deals with Developing Countries (28 Jun 2018)

George Hollingbery: That absolutely matters; it matters fundamentally. Trade is one of the greatest promoters of prosperity on the planet. It supports more poor people into reasonable states of living across the world than almost any other policy. The Opposition voted against such a free trade deal last week—in fact, against two of them. All that can do in the long run is reduce the amount of free trade...


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