Results 301–320 of 3000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Greg Hands

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Import Duties: USA (14 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The power to vary import duties in response to a trade dispute, or other issues, is provided in Section 15 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018. Section 15 allows the Secretary of State for International Trade to make regulations which vary the applicable import duty on goods originating from a particular country or territory. These changes can be made where the Secretary of State...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Import Duties: USA (14 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The UK is entitled, under World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, to impose its proper share of the authorised retaliatory rights following the end of the Transition Period. The UK has engaged with both the US and EU to explain its position. However, it is our firm belief that instead of escalating, we need to de-escalate the issue and work together towards a swift negotiated settlement as soon...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Import Duties: USA (14 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The UK has received comprehensive and robust legal advice on the topic of World Trade Organisation disputes. Detailed legal consideration of the relevant matters started over 2 years ago. UK industry has suffered harm from U.S. subsidies awarded to Boeing, in just the same way as the industry of the other Airbus nations that remain within the EU. In response, we have the legal right to...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Equal Rights Coalition (11 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The Secretary of State continues to engage with a wide range of colleagues on issues across her portfolio. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is responsible for managing development of the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC). In its role as co-chair of the ERC, the FCDO has conducted extensive engagement on the development of a UK led Five Year ERC Strategy, with both...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Electric Vehicles (11 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade uses the Government Car Service for vehicle provision. Cars provided to Departments by the Government Car Service will be included in the return for the Department for Transport.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Food: Import Duties (8 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) was informed by a public consultation where we received over 1,300 responses. To ensure we extracted maximum value from the consultation responses, these have been shared with other relevant government departments, including the Department for Health and Social Care and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who supported the policy development of...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Sparkling Wines: Australia (7 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The Government is aware of interest in this subject, which has been raised in our ongoing stakeholder engagement. We are working hard for an agreement which works for both British businesses and consumers. We have recently completed our third round of negotiations with Australia, including positive and detailed discussion on technical barriers to trade. We will continue to engage with wine...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Infant Foods: Import Duties (7 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will apply to UK imports from countries the UK does not have trading arrangements in place with. HM Government has assessed all available evidence submitted as a part of the public consultation, and in addition, conducted its own assessment to ensure the UKGT is robust and supportive of the UK’s economy, including UK consumers. HM Government will publish more...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Eggs: USA (7 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The Government has made it clear that any future deal with the US must work for UK consumers, farmers and food manufacturers, as well as protect the UK’s high standards of food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection. The UK’s Food Standards Agencies will continue to ensure that all imports meet domestic standards, and the EU Withdrawal Act will transfer all existing...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Medical Equipment: Import Duties (4 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: Our ambition is to ensure there are no tariffs, fees, charges or quantitative restrictions on trade in goods between the UK and the European Union (EU) at the end of the transition period through a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). We are currently in an intense phase of negotiations with the EU, and we are working hard to achieve that. We therefore do not expect the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) to...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: International Men's Day (2 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade is committed to ensuring fairness for all - regardless of gender or background. International Men’s Day offers an opportunity to highlight how outcomes for men and boys can be improved and to talk about some of the work going on every day across Government to do this. To mark International Men’s Day, the department undertook a range of events,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Dairy Products: Canada (2 Dec 2020)

Greg Hands: The UK-Canada Trade Continuity Agreement will provide certainty and security for UK and Canadian businesses. This includes cheese producers who will still be able to export cheese to Canada tariff-free after the 1st January 2020. The UK has secured continued access to the “European Union (EU) reserve” part of Canada’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) quota. This maintains the main route...

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...


Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.