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Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Export Credit Guarantees: Western Sahara ( 7 May 2024)

Greg Hands: The UK government regards the status of Western Sahara as undetermined and supports United Nations-led efforts to achieve a lasting and mutually acceptable political solution that provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. UK Export Finance does not currently provide support for exports to, or investment in, Western Sahara.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: INEOS: Grangemouth ( 3 May 2024)

Greg Hands: UK Export Finance is the UK’s Export Credit Agency, and its role is to provide finance and insurance to support UK exports. It has not had any involvement with the Grangemouth Petrochemical site.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Export Credit Guarantees ( 2 May 2024)

Greg Hands: UK Export Finance (UKEF) undertakes appropriate financial and other due diligence on all applications for its support. Further information on the eligibility criteria for the Export Development Guarantee is provided online at Export Development Guarantee - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). Information on UKEF’s governance and due diligence can also be found in its Annual Report and Accounts.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: UK Export Finance: Consultants ( 2 May 2024)

Greg Hands: UK Export Finance’s (UKEF’s) expenditure on external consultancies over the past 5 financial years is as follows: 2022-23 £6,072,206 2021-22 £4,556,023 2020-21 £948,218 2019-20 £1,140,281 2018-19 £543,583 UKEF discloses this expenditure in its Annual Report and Accounts, which the Rt Honourable Member can find here:...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Question ( 2 May 2024)

Greg Hands: Businesses in Essex and across the UK can access the Department for Business and Trade’s wealth of export support through great.gov.uk. This includes our self-serve digital offer, the Export Support Service, which includes our network of International Trade Advisers, International Markets in overseas regions and the Export Academy. In addition, British businesses can benefit from access...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Imports: Israeli Settlements ( 2 May 2024)

Greg Hands: The UK’s position on settlements within the Occupied Palestinian Territories 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, or the...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Agreements: Israel ( 2 May 2024)

Greg Hands: The UK’s position on settlements within the Occupied Palestinian Territories 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, or the...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Ukraine (30 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: 29 companies attended the trade mission to Kyiv. For reasons of commercial sensitivity and protecting the security interests of the companies that accompanied the minister on the trade mission, the department will not disclose the businesses that attended.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Ukraine (30 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: In preparation for our recent trade mission to Ukraine, the Government engaged in extensive discussions with all participating businesses. Notably, during the mission, BAE Systems successfully negotiated a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to maintain and repair L119 Light Guns directly in Ukraine. This arrangement not only speeds up the return of these crucial assets to the frontline...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Overseas Trade: Ukraine (30 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: In February this year the Government agreed to extend tariff liberalisation with Ukraine for an additional five years on the vast majority of goods; the most generous tariff concessions offered by any country. In March 2023, the Government signed a Digital Trade Agreement to underpin Ukraine's transition to a digitally-led economy, and supported this with the launch in January of the...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Promotion: Public Appointments (30 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: There are no plans at present to appoint a Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the Caribbean.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Natural Gas: Mozambique (30 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: Following insurgency incidents in Cabo Delagdo in March 2021, TotalEnergies declared force majeure, suspending work on the Mozambique Liquefied Natural Gas project. That declaration remains in place. UK Export Finance is currently in talks with project sponsors regarding the latest status of the project.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Harland and Wolff: Export Credit Guarantees (29 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: HM Government does not comment on ongoing commercial discussions.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: INEOS: Belgium (26 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The INEOS Olefins project is a petrochemical plant being built to produce a range of petrochemicals products rather than burnable fuels. Therefore it neither processes nor produces any form of aviation fuel.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Agreements: Israel (26 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The Department for Business and Trade are negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with Israel to update the current partnership agreement. The existing agreement guarantees tariff free trade on 99% of goods by value but contains no provisions to facilitate trade in services. Services comprise around 80% of both the UK and Israel’s economies but they only make up about 44% of total trade between...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Harland and Wolff: Export Credit Guarantees (25 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: HM Government does not comment on ongoing commercial discussions.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Foreign Investment and Overseas Trade: Birmingham (25 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The Department for Business and Trade’s export promotion campaign ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’ is tailored regionally, and in March 2024 Lord Offord, Minister for Exports held the ‘Made in the Midlands’ Roadshow in the region The International Trade Advisory Service has staff in Birmingham supporting businesses to export. The Export Academy provides online educational support...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Export Credit Guarantees (25 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: HM Government does not comment on ongoing commercial discussions.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Overseas Trade: Taiwan (24 Apr 2024)

Greg Hands: The UK and Taiwan already share a deep, £11bn trade and investment relationship. Trade Talks with Taiwan are longstanding and held annually to boost trade and support economic growth. To build on this the UK and Taiwan are developing an Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP) to further increase trade and investment. This will promote co-operation and support British businesses to take advantage of...


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