Results 1–20 of 623 for speaker:Lord Grimstone of Boscobel

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Imports (5 May 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Department for International Trade has no current plans to establish an Import Substitution Unit.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: USA (6 May 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: This Government is committed to transparency and will ensure that parliamentarians, UK citizens, businesses and charities have access to the information they need on our trade negotiations. For the UK-USA Free Trade Agreement, the Government has set out its negotiating objectives, alongside a response to the public consultation as well as an initial economic assessment. We engage with...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms Trade: League of Arab States (7 May 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Government publishes Official Statistics (on a quarterly and annual basis) about export licences on GOV.UK. The number of licences granted for the export of military equipment to each of the countries in each of the last five years is attached. Export licences for export of military equipment (Word Document, 20.48 KB)

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Medical Equipment: Africa (18 May 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Department for International Trade has not introduced any trade restrictions on the export of testing kits and requisite materials to countries in Africa.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (20 May 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government launched negotiations on a new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the United Kingdom and the United States of America on 5th May 2020. We plan to launch negotiations with Japan this month and with Australia and New Zealand shortly after. We also continue to work to secure continuity agreements with all remaining countries that had a trade agreement with the EU on 31st January...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Procurement (20 May 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: Free trade and resilient supply chains through open markets will be crucial to the global economic recovery. That is why this Department is factoring-in critical supply chains into our COVID-19 strategy and response, working collaboratively with other government departments. The Department will continue to work with business to build further resilience for the future. Alongside this, the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Commonwealth: Exports (26 May 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: Open General Export Licences (OGELs) are not granted for specific exports to specific destinations, rather they are pre-published licences that permit the export of specified items to a range of specified countries, following an online registration. They remove the need for exporters to apply for individual licences, providing the exporters can meet the terms and conditions set out in the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: World Economy: Coronavirus (26 May 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government intends to support Britain’s economy to become stronger, cleaner, and more resilient after this crisis. A clean and resilient economic recovery will boost exports and create employment in the low-carbon industries of the future, while ensuring we address the linked challenges of public health, climate change, and biodiversity. Our ambitious trade policy agenda can support...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Iran: Arms Trade (26 May 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: Although the UN conventional arms embargo is due to expire in October 2020, the EU arms embargo will remain in place until October 2023 and is binding on the United Kingdom until the end of the transition period, at which point our sanctions on exports to Iran will come into force. Dual-use exports not prohibited under the Iran sanctions are subject to the normal export licensing process and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Africa (26 May 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Department for International Trade is actively monitoring trade restrictions and their impact on supply chains and is working with partner governments in Africa to reduce disruption to them. At the G20, the United Kingdom supported commitment to keeping supply chains open and ensuring that restrictions are proportionate, temporary, and transparent. We have worked with Egypt on the supply...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: China (29 May 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government is protecting our national security while ensuring the United Kingdom remains a global champion of free trade and an attractive destination for international investment. My Department is working with other departments and our counterparts overseas to ensure the continued flow of critical equipment and supplies through this pandemic, as well as supporting trading businesses as...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Food (15 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government has made it clear that any future trade deals must work for British consumers, farmers and companies. We are proud of our high standards in food safety and these will not be weakened. High standards and high quality are what our domestic and global customers demand, and that is what we will provide. It is vital that we explore new trading opportunities, but these should...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Medical Equipment: Imports (15 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government is working around the clock to ensure the NHS and our social care workers have the medical equipment to do their critical frontline work. To achieve this, a cross-government sourcing effort has been undertaken to secure new supply lines of medical products from across the world. As a result of the Department of International Trade’s work, purchase orders have now been...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: USA (16 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Government is committed to a transparent trade policy and will continue engaging with stakeholders, including the food and drinks industry, throughout negotiations. Our Strategic Trade Advisory Group (STAG) and Expert Trade Advisory Groups (ETAGs), including a dedicated Agri Food ETAG set up jointly with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, regularly discuss the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: USA (17 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Government has been very clear that any future trade deals must work for UK consumers, not compromising on our standards. The Government will continue to support healthy choices through clear labelling, while respecting our WTO obligations to ensure that technical regulations do not create unnecessary obstacles to international trade.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: USA (17 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The UK will decide how we set and maintain our own standards and regulations and we have been clear that we will not compromise on our high environmental, food safety and animal welfare standards now that we have left the European Union. Any future deal with the US must work for UK consumers, farmers and companies. Without exception, imports into the UK will meet our stringent food safety...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: USA (17 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The UK will decide how we set and maintain our own standards and regulations and we will not compromise on our high standards of food safety and animal welfare. The UK’s food regulators will continue to provide independent advice to ensure that all food imports into the UK comply with those high safety standards. Any future deal with the US must work for UK consumers, farmers and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: UK Trade With EU (17 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Department for International Trade (DIT) engages regularly with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on a range of trade issues, including arrangements for business in the post-transition period. Along with other cross-cutting business representative groups CBI senior leaders have met with DIT Ministers to discuss business trade priorities since the creation of the Department in...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Environment Protection (17 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: We are clear that more trade does not have to come at the expense of the environment. HM Government is committed to meeting its ambitious environmental objectives and the United Kingdom has long supported the promotion of our values globally. This will continue now that we have left the EU. The precise details of any United Kingdom free trade agreement are a matter for...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Riot Control Weapons: USA (18 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: I have been deeply saddened by the violence that has taken place in the US. The death of George Floyd was a grave injustice and the right to peaceful protest is an important part of any free society. The United Kingdom takes its export control responsibilities seriously and operates one of the most transparent export control systems in the world. We publish quarterly and annual statistics...


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