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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: USA (23 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: The Department is unable to separate the cost of officials’ or ministers’ flights and accommodation from other types of travel related expenditure as to do so would represent a disproportionate cost. However, the details, including the cost of all DIT Ministerial travel, can be found on www.gov.uk -https://www.gov.uk/government/publication...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Import Duties (23 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: The tariff suspensions announced in the Autumn Budget will not include the suspension or removal of any existing trade remedies. Where suspensions coincide with an anti-dumping duty, that trade remedy will remain in force.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Disclosure of Information (23 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: The Department for International Trade has not agreed to any non-disclosure or other confidentiality agreements of the nature described in your question since its establishment in July 2016. This response also includes UK Export Finance.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Dual Use Goods and Technologies: Russia (23 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Following Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the Government legislated to prohibit UK exports to Russia of controlled dual-use technology and many critical industry goods. The Government continues to review licence applications for the export of dual-use equipment and assess the risk that these items will be diverted to an undesirable end-user or for an undesirable end-use. We continue...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Redundancy (22 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: As of 18 November 2022, my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade has no established plans to introduce a Voluntary Exit Scheme (VES) Programme for Civil Servants within the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Foreign investment in UK: USA (21 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that the level of Inward FDI stock in the UK from the United States at the end of 2020 was £479.2 billion. Source: ONS foreign direct investment involving UK companies 2020 (directional): inward Latest statistics from the International Monetary Fund show that the gross domestic product of Sweden (in US dollars current prices)...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: USA (21 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: I can confirm the figure specified in our response to written question UIN 67063 includes the costs arising from the Secretary of State’s visit to New York on 28 and 29 September 2022.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Civil Servants (21 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: a) As of 31 October 2022 (the latest payroll figure for 15 November 2022), Department for International Trade (DIT) employed 3,481 Civil Servants. 3,302 Civil Servants in the UK and 179 overseas UK based staff working on DIT objectives. In addition, UK Export Finance employed 515 staff. b) As of 31 January 2020 (for 1 February 2020), Department for International Trade employed 2,229 Civil...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Aluminium: China (21 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Department for International Trade’s Ministers and officials meet with the Trade Remedies Authority regularly to understand on-going trade remedy cases and related issues, including this one. Ministers consider all recommendations from the Trade Remedies Authority carefully before making a decision, including the assessment of whether it is in the UK’s economic interest to have a trade...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Recruitment (16 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: The Department for International Trade received support from external recruitment consultants for three Senior Civil Servant recruitment campaigns in 2021. The total cost of this support was £84,568.75. This support is used for when the department is looking to recruit for roles that require a niche skillset, or when it is difficult to attract external candidates. No external recruitment...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Barriers: EU Countries and India (16 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Government routinely publishes market access barrier information via the Check International Trade Barriers service on gov.uk (https://www.check-international-trade-barriers.service.gov. uk/) which includes 469 resolved and unresolved barriers in over 60 countries.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Urine Drainage Bags: Import Duties (16 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Urine drainage bags are currently classified as articles of plastic under the commodity code 3926 90 97 90. Although urine drainage bags are used in conjunction with medical products (e.g. catheters), they are not in themselves considered to be medical devices. Businesses can access advice on how to classify their goods at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ask-hmrc-for-advice-on-classifyi...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Redundancy Pay (16 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Under the Ministerial and Other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991, eligible Ministers who leave office are entitled to a one off payment equivalent to one quarter of their annual salary at the point at which they leave Government. This applies only where a Minister is under 65 and is not appointed to a ministerial office within three weeks of leaving government. Individuals may waive the payment...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Israel (15 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: The Department for International Trade (DIT) is currently delivering eight Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations, and as of September 2022, had approximately 460 staff working in the Trade Negotiations Group. It is not possible to comment on specific negotiations as the number of staff working on each FTA changes depending on the stage and scale of the deal, and to maximise efficiency....

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Israel (15 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: The UK greatly values our bilateral trade relationships with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Although the focus of the UK-Israel Free Trade agreement is trade with Israel, we will continue to build upon our commercial links with the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including through the Trade Facilitation and Customs Support programme (Tasdeer). This is a 3-year, £15 million...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Israel (15 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Officials and Ministers are in regular contact with their Israeli counterparts regarding our existing free trade agreement and to discuss negotiations for the upgraded trade agreement. UK negotiators travelled to Jerusalem for the first round of negotiations on 12 – 20 September. We look forward to the next round of negotiations in due course.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Israel (15 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: On 20 July, negotiations were launched between the UK and Israel for an upgraded, innovation-focused Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that supported trade in services, digital and procurement. As part of this, our strategic approach to the negotiations was published on GOV.UK. This document sets out the UK’s key objectives in these negotiations. An upgraded FTA with Israel will modernise our...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Israel (15 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: We launched negotiations for an upgraded Free Trade Agreement with Israel in July and held the first round of technical discussions in Jerusalem on 12 – 20 September. The Government is clear that in negotiations we will not sacrifice quality for speed. We already have an existing deal providing tariff-free trade for 99% of the value of current goods trade. This upgraded agreement is...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Israel (14 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: An enhanced agreement would expand a trading relationship already worth £5 billion per year. By reducing trade barriers, it could lead to gains in services trade and could benefit around 6,600 UK businesses that export goods to Israel and employed over 1.7 million people in 2020, including around 5,600 small and medium-sized enterprises. Israel’s service sector has grown by 45% in 10 years...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: India (11 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: As of 12 October 2022, there were 41 full-time staff in the Indian state of Maharashtra working for Department for International Trade (DIT). This figure includes staff in UK Export Finance. For clarity, DIT has two posts/locations (Mumbai and Pune) in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Mumbai has 37 staff and Pune has 4 staff, totalling 41 staff.


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