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Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Small Businesses: Exports (24 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The Export Digital Enquiry Service is the first point of contact for businesses seeking to trade internationally and the route to the Department for Business and Trade’s wider network of support. SMEs can feed into export policy via numerous channels, including our International Trade Advisers and the Export Champions Advisory Group. The department’s Ministers interact with SMEs regularly...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: INEOS: Belgium (24 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The largest share of the UK content goes to supporting jobs where a UK company is responsible for construction and project management of associated facilities for the INEOS Project One site, including design and engineering services. Additionally, UK content support has been provided for a company to provide equipment for furnaces, as well as for companies providing legal and procurement...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Harland and Wolff: Export Credit Guarantees (24 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: For reasons of commercial sensitivity, UK Export Finance does not comment on ongoing commercial discussions.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Exports (24 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The Department for Business and Trade’s ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’ export promotion campaign showcases the support available to businesses, including our International Trade Adviser service. In addition, support is provided through the Export Support Service (ESS), a first point of contact service for any businesses seeking to trade internationally. Through the ESS,...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Food: Japan (24 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: I refer the Honourable Member to response UIN 20567, tabled on 26 March 2024.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Harland and Wolff: Export Credit Guarantees (23 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: For reasons of commercial sensitivity, UK Export Finance does not comment on ongoing commercial discussions.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia and New Zealand (23 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The Department’s impact assessments of the UK-Australia and UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreements were published on 17 December 2021 and 28 February 2022 respectively. These impact assessments set out the potential long-run incremental economic impact of these FTAs and are available on gov.uk. The agreements entered in force on the 31 May 2023, and we continue to monitor the economic...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Graduates: Visas (22 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government remains committed to sustainable growth in student numbers and the International Education Strategy ambition to host 600,000 international students a year. The Department for Business and Trade is aware of the potential impact of any changes to the Graduate Route visa via assessments made by stakeholders such as Universities UK. To that end, HMG’s International Education...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: UK Trade with EU (22 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: Since leaving the EU, the Department for Business and Trade has secured free trade deals with 73 countries plus the EU, that accounted for £1.1 trillion of UK trade in 2022. The UK was the world’s 4th largest exporter in 2022. The UK’s total trade with the world (including goods and services) increased by £43.3bn (inflation adjusted) in 2023 compared to 2018, and our services exports...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Ethanol: Manufacturing Industries (19 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: UK Export Finance and the Department for Business and Trade are strategically and operationally aligned, and routinely share relevant information across all business areas.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: INEOS: Belgium (19 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The INEOS Project One plant will not be producing ethanol or ethanol related products.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Food: Japan (19 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: Kikuchi Suiden Gobo was added onto the UK GI register as a protected product on 8 March 2024. The department has amended the press release of 27 February 2024 to include Kikuchi Suiden Gobo. The updated press release can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-businesses-welcome-pro tection-for-iconic-british-food-and-drink-in-japan. The entry for Yatsushiro Tokusan Banpeiyu was...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Food: Japan (19 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: For the second tranche of GIs, the UK has put forward 39 food and drink products seeking GI protection under the terms of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership. The second group is set to be announced once Japan has concluded its examination of the names.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Brexit (18 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government keeps track of external analysis from third parties often based on a range of assumptions and hypothetical views. Since leaving the EU, the Department for Business and Trade has secured free trade deals with 73 countries in addition to the EU, partners which accounted for £1.1 trillion UK trade in 2022, and simplified import tariffs to lower costs for businesses and...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: INEOS: Belgium (18 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: UK Export Finance’s (UKEF’s) support for export transactions is conditional on the inclusion of UK goods and services, with a general requirement that there should be at least 20% UK content relative to the value of its support. In this instance, UKEF support has already secured over €200 million of UK content into this project.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Agreements: Switzerland (17 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: Since launching trade negotiations with Switzerland in May 2023, the UK has held four rounds of negotiations on an enhanced Free Trade Agreement. The fourth round took place from 4 to 8 March 2024. Discussions were productive, provisionally closing the chapter on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This will help UK SMEs expand their operations more easily into the Swiss market. The fifth...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Hydroelectric Power: Democratic Republic of Congo (17 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) does not have an office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to assess the commercial opportunities, either in general or the specific sectors named in the questions. However, DBT can support opportunities in DRC via its hub in South Africa or sector advisers. The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy, Lord Popat, has a watching brief to evaluate...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Promotion: Northern Ireland (15 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: Engaging with businesses in Northern Ireland (NI) is a key priority for the Department for Business and Trade. The “Made in the UK, Sold to the World” campaign continues to raise awareness of export benefits and the free UK government support available to help businesses grow internationally. This year, the department’s Northern Ireland team has promoted specific opportunities to NI...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Export Credit Guarantees (15 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: I refer the Honourable Member to the response provided to Question 19719 on 25 March.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: INEOS: Belgium (15 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The Department for Business and Trade cannot provide a specific number of jobs supported. As advised in the response to UIN 19719, UK Export Finance's guarantee to commercial lenders will help secure new export opportunities for the UK that would not otherwise have happened, in turn supporting jobs across the UK, both in those businesses with which INEoS contracts direcfly, and in their...


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