Results 621–640 of 661 for speaker:Lord Grimstone of Boscobel

China: Supply Chains - Question (1 Jul 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I do not think that subservience is a safe way to conduct policy with China. I have a very strong belief that mutual respect is the way forward and, I repeat again, it is mutual respect while having our eyes wide open. We recognise that some countries have had a difficult experience with BRI projects, including regarding debt sustainability, transparency and negative local impacts....

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Conditions of Employment and Human Rights (30 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The United Kingdom has a strong history of safeguarding rights and promoting our val-ues globally. Our strong economic relationships with trading partners allow the Govern-ment to have open discussions on a range of difficult issues, including rights and responsibilities. The United Kingdom upholds its international labour standard commitments through domestic legislation and any Free Trade...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Israeli Settlements (25 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The United Kingdom does not recognise the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including settlements, as part of Israel. For this reason, goods originating from settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are not covered by the United Kingdom-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement, which enters into force at the end of the Transition Period.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: UK Trade with EU (25 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) is the United Kingdom’s permanent most-favored-nation (MFN) tariff schedule. At the end of 2020 the United Kingdom will transition to MFN terms with all those nations that it does not have a free trade agreement with. In line with the Unit-ed Kingdom’s international commitments, the same tariffs will apply to all World Trade Or-ganisation (WTO) trading...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Human Rights (24 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The United Kingdom has a strong history of safeguarding rights and promoting our values globally. Our strong economic relationships with trading partners allow HM Government to have open discussions on a range of difficult issues, including rights and responsibilities. We continue to encourage all states to uphold international obligations.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms Trade: Licensing (24 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria (‘Consolidated Criteria’). In reaching a decision, the Department for International Trade (DIT) receives advice from a number of Departments including the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Together, we draw on...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Renewable Energy: Exports (24 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Department for International Trade (DIT) undertakes a range of promotion activities to support exports from the renewable energy sector, including those under the GREAT campaign, further information about which can be found on DIT’s website. Engagement with UK exporters forms part of the work of DIT’s sector teams – one of which specifically focuses on renewable energy technologies...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Music: Coronavirus (24 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Department for International Trade consistently champions the British music industry and the incredible talent which makes the sector such a great success story for the UK. The Government has put in place unprecedented support for businesses and workers to protect them against the economic impact of COVID-19. In 2020/21, the Government is providing export support of around £1 million to...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Developing Countries: Fossil Fuels (24 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The United Kingdom has long supported the promotion of our values globally, including ambitious global action to tackle climate change, and this will continue as an independent trading nation. We have already legislated to deliver net zero emissions in the United Kingdom, becoming the first major economy to do so. Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our world. We are...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: USA (23 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The first UK-US negotiation round successfully concluded on 15 May. It saw the two sides hold a full discussion covering all aspects of a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement. Discussions have continued between the negotiation rounds across a number of chapters. The sessions in the first negotiation round focused on agreeing the scope, objectives and modalities of the potential chapters....

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Civil Servants (23 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Department for International Trade’s Trade Policy Group (TPG) has a strong core of trade policy officials which has significantly grown from 45 to 723 (excluding the Export Control Joint Unit and Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate) since 2016. In TPG, we have dedicated teams in charge of coordinating each of our new free trade agreement negotiations, including the US, Japan,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Brazil (23 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: Trade does not have to come at the expense of the environment. As part of our independent trade policy, HM Government is committed to upholding the United Kingdom’s high environmental standards. HM Government is already working with Brazilian counterparts and other interested parties to tackle deforestation and has committed £200m through a number of International Climate Finance...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: UK Trade with EU (23 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: At the end of this year the UK will have recovered its economic and political independence. The question is whether we can agree with the EU a deeper trading relationship or whether we have a trading relationship based on the 2019 deal, without a free trade agreement (FTA), on the lines of Australia’s. On leaving the EU on February 1st 2020 the UK took up its independent seat at the World...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Foreign Investment in UK (23 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: Two major FDI publication have recently been published, reflecting on European investment performance in 2019. The Financial Times’ FDI Report 2020 placed the UK top in Europe, with 1,271 recorded FDI projects – more than Germany and France combined (702 and 500 respectively). This gave the UK an overall market share of 20% in Europe. The EY UK Attractiveness Survey 2020 shows a...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Disclosure of Information (23 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Department for International Trade has not signed any personal confidentiality agreements, nor non-disclosure agreements with businesses, individuals nor third parties advising HM Government on its response to COVID-19.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Riot Control Weapons: Exports (22 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade and I have been sorry to see the violence that has taken place in the United States of America. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria (‘Consolidated Criteria’). In reaching a decision, the Department for International...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms Trade: USA (22 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade and I have been sorry to see the violence that has taken place in the United States of America. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria (‘Consolidated Criteria’). In reaching a decision, the Department for International...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms Trade: USA (22 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade and I have been sorry to see the violence that has taken place in the United States of America. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria (‘Consolidated Criteria’). In reaching a decision, the Department for International...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Music: Coronavirus (22 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Department for International Trade consistently champions the British music industry and the incredible talent which makes the sector such a great success story for the UK. The Government has put in place unprecedented support for businesses and workers to protect them against the economic impact of COVID-19. In 2020/21, the Government is providing export support of around £1 million...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Insulin: Manufacturing Industries (22 Jun 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Government is keen to attract companies to set up manufacturing facilities in the UK across the Life Sciences sector. However, we have not had any discussions with companies in Denmark and Germany about setting up manufacturing bases for insulin in the UK as we are not aware of any companies from these countries who have such plans.


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