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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan (18 Mar 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government’s published impact assessment identified certain products in these countries that may face greater competition when exporting to the UK as a result of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. However, it concludes that the agreement is not likely to have major implications for trade flows between the UK and these countries.[1] [1]...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Data Protection: Japan (15 Mar 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) seeks to remove unjustified barriers to data flows to ensure trade can flourish. CEPA recognises the importance of data protection by committing both parties to maintain national data protection regimes. The UK-Japan CEPA does not undermine or change the UK’s data protection laws, or provide a legal basis for the transfer of...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Fairtrade Initiative: Climate Change (12 Mar 2021)

Greg Hands: We are committed to addressing the challenges of climate change, whilst ensuring that developing countries benefit from of a global transition to low emission, sustainable land use and food systems. Ahead of COP26, the UK will be convening a global dialogue on trade in forest and agricultural commodities, to support producer countries in achieving their economic goals, while transitioning to...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: USA (9 Mar 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department is planning to launch a consultation on the rebalancing measures the UK is taking in response to the US unjustified tariffs on steel, aluminium and derivatives later this year.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Canada (9 Mar 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK-Canada Trade Continuity Agreement (TCA) was signed on 9 December 2020 and completed Constitutional Reform and Governance (CRaG) in Parliament on 3 February 2021. Once ratified in Canada, the TCA will lock in preferential trade in goods and services worth £23 billion in 2019. We also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Canada on 21 December 2020 ensuring continued...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Fairtrade Initiative: Trade Agreements (9 Mar 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK’s Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and Generalised Scheme of Preferences support developing countries to export agricultural products and other goods to the UK. We have secured EPAs with 30 African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries, covering £18bn of trade. We plan to deepen our EPA agreements and expand them to new countries in the future. Independent certification schemes,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (4 Mar 2021)

Greg Hands: On Monday 1st February, the Government submitted its notification of intent to begin the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) accession process. This is the first step towards accession before formal negotiations start later in the year. We will publish our negotiation objectives, scoping analysis, and consultation response in advance of the start of...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Agriculture and Fisheries: Subsidies (4 Mar 2021)

Greg Hands: The United Kingdom is engaged in multilateral negotiations on agriculture through the WTO’s Committee on Agriculture Special Session. The UK is committed to a meaningful outcome on domestic support consistent with the development of the UK’s independent agricultural policies. At the WTO Informal Ministerial Gathering on the 29th January 2021, my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: TRIPS Agreement: Coronavirus (2 Mar 2021)

Greg Hands: I refer the Hon. Member for Norwich South to the answer I gave to him on 15 February 2021, UIN: 149802.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Canada (2 Mar 2021)

Greg Hands: The Secretary of State is in regular contact with Mary Ng to discuss the bilateral trading relationship as well as the ratification progress in Canada of the UK-Canada Agreement on Trade Continuity. When in force, the Agreement will commit both sides to begin fresh Free Trade Agreement negotiations, which will include a comprehensive review of procedures for the resolution of investment...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: TRIPS Agreement: Coronavirus (1 Mar 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK works closely with its G7 partners on all aspects of future pandemic preparedness, including work at the World Trade Organisation.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: TRIPS Agreement: Coronavirus (1 Mar 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government meets regularly with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry to discuss a wide range of topics.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade: G7 (26 Feb 2021)

Greg Hands: My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade has discussed with Cabinet colleagues global trade priorities for our G7 Presidency, including climate, health and digital trade, including with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to ensure common priorities in the UK's G7 Ministerial tracks.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Fisheries (25 Feb 2021)

Greg Hands: The TCA is a good deal for British fishermen, it recognises UK sovereignty over our fishing waters, delivers an immediate uplift in quota for the UK fleet and ensures there are zero tariffs on trade in UK and EU goods. We continue to support the industry through the unique circumstances created by the COVID pandemic and adjusting to the new requirements.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Employment and Environment Protection (25 Feb 2021)

Greg Hands: There is no Government plan to reduce workers’ rights or environmental protections, and the UK’s high standards have never been dependent on EU membership. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement meets the Government’s fundamental objective of ensuring that the EU has no control over our rules, while meeting our manifesto commitments to get a Free Trade Agreement with the EU, and to make no...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny (25 Feb 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government applies appropriate transparency and scrutiny procedures. For new free trade agreements with the United States, Australia, New Zealand and UK’s proposed accession to CPTTP, the Government applies enhanced transparency and scrutiny arrangements. Parliament can prevent ratification of any free trade agreement through the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act procedure, and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: TRIPS Agreement (25 Feb 2021)

Greg Hands: I refer the Hon. Member for Norwich South to the answer I gave to the Hon. Member for North East Fife on 25 November 2020, UIN: 115822.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (25 Feb 2021)

Greg Hands: Strengthening and enhancing our bilateral trading relationship with Australia is a key priority for the Government. The third round of negotiations for a UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) took place between 23rd November and 4th December where negotiators completed around 50 discussions, spanning the breadth of the FTA. Both sides exchanged their initial tariffs offers – this early...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Agreement on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability (24 Feb 2021)

Greg Hands: Sustainable trade is a priority for the UK as an independent trading nation. We have already liberalised over 100 environmental goods in the UK Global Tariff and co-sponsored the new plurilateral Structured Discussions on Trade and Environmental Sustainability in the World Trade Organisation (WTO). We are actively considering further policy options, including the three policy areas which...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Overseas Aid (22 Feb 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) final allocations for Official Development Assistance (ODA), as per the Department’s Supplementary Estimate were as following: a) i) 2019-20 £5.4m ii) 2020-21 £8.7m. b) 2021-22 allocations: £0m [These figures include ODA received via the Joint Funds Unit as well as directly from the (former) Department for International Development.]


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