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

Greg Hands: UK Export Finance conducted its customary due diligence in line with its policies and obligations to inform its decision-making about supporting Project One. This included consideration of environmental, social and climate change risks and impacts, but did not include an assessment of the type specified in the question.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Food: Japan (15 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: I refer the Honourable Member to the response provided to Question UIN 15852 published on 4 March 2024.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Exports ( 2 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: UK trade statistics experienced higher levels of volatility between 2019 and 2022, due to the pandemic, global recession, supply chain disruption, EU Exit, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, price inflation, and data collection changes. Hence the department uses 2018 as the most recent stable baseline when comparing trends over time. Over this period (2018 to 2023) and after adjusting for...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Agreements: India ( 2 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: Progress has been made on negotiating a free trade agreement with India, closing the majority of chapters and making headway on the outstanding issues. Only the most complex issues remain open, with talks focused on goods, services, and investment. The Government remains focused on securing a deal in the best interests of the British people and economy. It has always been about the deal and...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Import Controls: Occupied Territories (27 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The UK’s position on settlements is clear: they are illegal under international law and undermine the prospect of a two-state solution. Under the existing UK-Israel trade agreement, goods originating from illegal Israeli settlements are not entitled to tariff and trade preferences under either the agreement between the UK and Israel, nor the agreement between the UK and the Palestinian...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Export Controls (27 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2023, which is due to be published later this year, will include an update on the creation of the Office of Trade Sanctions Implementation (OTSI) and plans to transition certain functions from the Export Control Joint Unit to OTSI. Once OTSI has been established, we expect it to produce an annual report covering the breadth of OTSI’s activity.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: F-16 Aircraft: Export Controls (27 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics. This covers all requested data up until 30 June 2023. This data is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licens ing-data.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: F-35 Aircraft: Export Controls (27 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics. This covers all requested data up until 30 June 2023. This data is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licens ing-data.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Open General Export Licences: Israel (27 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government continues to monitor closely the situation in Israel and Gaza. The Government can and does respond quickly and flexibly to changing international circumstances. All export licences, including Open General Export Licences, are kept under careful and continual review as standard. We are able to amend, suspend or revoke extant licences and refuse new licence applications as...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Gaza: Humanitarian Aid (27 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics, including data on outcome, end user destination, overall value, type (e.g. military, other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. This data is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licens ing-data. The most recent Official Statistics cover...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Exports: Hamas (27 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The Department for Business and Trade works alongside other government departments to regularly assess UK export licences. This includes working with the Ministry of Defence on risks of diversion of exported goods and national security risks arising from hostile state activity. The Export Control Joint Unit will not issue an export licence to any destination where to do so would be...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (27 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics, including data on outcome, end user destination, overall value, type (e.g. military, other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. This data is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licens ing-data. The most recent Official Statistics cover...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (26 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics, including data on outcome, end user destination, overall value, type (e.g. military, other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. This data is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licens ing-data.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Intellectual Property (26 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The UK’s accession to CPTPP will not change the UK’s existing commitments under the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV). The Government does not foresee any impacts on UK small farmers due to the UK’s legal obligations under CPTPP Article 18.7.2 because there will be no changes to the UK’s existing legislative framework in this area. UPOV provides...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: INEOS: Belgium (25 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: UK Export Finance (UKEF) does not provide direct funding. It issued a guarantee to commercial lenders to help secure new export opportunities for the UK. UKEF’s support is conditional on the inclusion of UK goods and services in the project and therefore secures export opportunities that might not otherwise have happened, both from businesses directly contracted by INEOS, and others in...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: INEOS: Belgium (22 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: UK Export Finance (UKEF) does not provide direct funding. It issued a guarantee to commercial lenders to help secure new export opportunities for the UK, which in turn support jobs across the UK, both in those businesses with which INEOS contracts directly, and in their supply chains. In 2022-23, UKEF provided £6.5 billion of support in total, which is estimated to have backed up to 55,000...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: INEOS: Belgium (22 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: UK Export Finance (UKEF) has not made an assessment of the potential impact on the development of (a) energy generation and (b) energy production sites in the UK. In its role as the United Kingdom’s export credit agency, UKEF has issued a guarantee to commercial lenders who are funding the project. That support will help to secure new export opportunities for UK businesses that otherwise...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (22 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics, including data on outcome, end user destination, overall value, type (e.g. military, other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. This data is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licens ing-data. The most recent Official Statistics cover...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Agreements: Nigeria (21 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project was not part of the discussions with the Federal Government of Nigeria, when agreeing the UK-Nigeria Enhanced Trade and Investment Partnership (ETIP). The ETIP is a forward-looking and non-legally binding arrangement, which aims to cover issues both countries wish to work on, to resolve non-tariff market access barriers, and to boost mutual trade...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-pacific Partnership (21 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government is committed to effective scrutiny of its trade agenda and has put in place a comprehensive framework for scrutiny of free trade agreements (FTAs). This includes a commitment to seek to hold a general debate on a new FTA where one is requested by the relevant Select Committee, subject to parliamentary time being available. The scheduling of parliamentary business is not a...


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