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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Agricultural Products: Japan (2 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) includes a new provision allowing more world-famous British products to receive protected recognition in Japan. Under CEPA, it has been agreed that all eligible British products will be put through Japan’s Geographical Indicator (GI) approval process automatically. UK businesses will not need to navigate the Japanese...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Intellectual Property: Coronavirus (2 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 25 November to Question UIN 115822.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Credit Unions (2 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: I can confirm that the Department for International Trade (DIT) and UK Export Finance currently do not offer a payroll deduction service to enable staff to join a credit union. Staff can still make arrangements to contribute to a credit union via direct debit.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Import Duties: USA (1 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The tariffs referred to are imposed as part of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) award of retaliatory rights in the Boeing dispute, recognising harm felt by UK and European industries as a result of US subsidies. The UK Government continues to push for a swift de-escalation of the Airbus and Boeing disputes. We want a negotiated settlement and to remove punitive tariffs that...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Import Duties: USA (1 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The World Trade Organisation (WTO) authorised the imposition of countermeasures in the WTO Boeing dispute (DS353) on 26 October. The products impacted by these additional duties were selected from a consultation the EU ran in May 2019. The EU Member States voted on the final list at the Trade Barriers Committee in November. Following withdrawal from the EU, the UK does not participate in this...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Rules of Origin: Japan (27 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade has published clear, accurate, and up-to-date information on every signed continuity agreement to give businesses the support they need to enter new markets across the globe. We have recently published information on Gov.uk on the Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), including information on the rules of origin provisions. This...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (27 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: We are confident that the UK would be able to uphold its commitments for Article 14.11 under the Electronic Commerce chapter of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) if the UK is successful in acceding to this agreement. Article 14.11 of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership includes an exception to cross-border...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Data Protection: Japan (27 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) ensures that data can flow between the countries while maintaining high data protection standards. The deal does not mandate that data must flow, but rather the provisions clear the way for the flow of data between both countries for business purposes; when data needs to flow across a border it can do so without coming up...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade and Agriculture Commission: Public Appointments (26 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: My Rt hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade is in contact with relevant Cabinet colleagues with regard to the Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC). The Government also works closely with the devolved administrations on all aspects of our trade policy and I have written to my counterparts seeking their views on the Commission. The TAC will ensure that public and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade and Agriculture Commission: Membership (25 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: My Rt hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade is in contact with relevant Cabinet colleagues with regard to the Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC). The Government also works closely with the devolved administrations on all aspects of our trade policy and I have written to my counterparts seeking their views on the Commission. The TAC will ensure that public and...

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

Greg Hands: We continue to negotiate with the European Union (EU) at pace to work to get an agreement, but we are preparing for all outcomes. We are on track to provide continuity for developing countries to the fullest extent possible. We have announced the Generalised Scheme of Preference (GSP) recently and provide regular updates on progress on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). The EPAs...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Coronavirus: Medical Treatments (25 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: The Government has long-supported affordable and equitable access to medicines, including in developing countries. A robust and fair intellectual property system is essential to drive innovation, allow economic growth and enable society to benefit from knowledge sharing. There are flexibilities within the Agreement for the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and World Trade...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Fairs: Internet (24 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: There is currently no evidence of the impact made through funding or attending virtual trade shows - adverse or otherwise - published by either UK industry or other nations, on which to make an assessment at this time.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Flowers: Import Duties (23 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: We have put forward our proposals and are working hard to reach a deal with the European Union (EU). Avoiding tariffs is beneficial to both sides, so our aim is a zero tariff zero quota Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) is the UK’s permanent tariff, and will apply from 1 January 2021. It will apply to all trade that does not benefit from a preferential arrangement,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Data Protection: Japan (23 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: My department is working closely with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, as we negotiate data provisions in Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Data provisions in FTAs including the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) are separate from, but complementary to, the UK’s adequacy process and international data protection frameworks. The UK will conduct...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Computer Software: Japan (23 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: The ambitious digital package negotiated in the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement includes protections against the forced transfer of source code and coded algorithms. This means that UK businesses will not be forced to share their source code as a condition of entering the Japanese market and serves to protect companies’ trade secrets. As a consequence, these companies can be...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Tobacco: Import Duties (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: We will publish more analysis in the Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice. However, it is difficult to predict how quickly consumer prices will be impacted, particularly as there may still be some adjustment costs associated with no longer operating under EU rules and regulations. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) will publish...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade and Agriculture Commission (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: As of 11th November, the Trade and Agriculture Commission has held 8 virtual regional roadshows in: South West of EnglandEast of EnglandLondon & the South EastNorthern IrelandWalesScotlandThe MidlandsThe North of England Alongside invited organisations, a small number of staff attended each event to help with facilitation and provide technical support as required by the Chair....

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Tobacco: UK Trade with EU (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: The UK Government intends to achieve a Free Trade Agreement with the EU by December 2020. The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) is tailored to the UK economy and balances the interests of UK consumers and producers. It is a lower tariff regime than the EU’s Common External Tariff. In designing the UKGT, we assessed all available evidence submitted during the public consultation in depth and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Tobacco: Smuggling (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) remains committed to promoting compliance and tackling avoidance and evasion. Guidance on how manufacturers and importers of tobacco products can avoid the facilitation of smuggling is available on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-notice-477-to bacco-products-duty-control-of-supply-chains/excise-notice-4...


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