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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Correspondence (12 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: I refer the hon. Member to the answer to the answer I gave on 28 May 2021 to Question UIN: 6456.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Treaties (12 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department has procured a contract for legal support in relation to the possible extension of its free trade agreements to territories for whose international relations the UK is responsible. The contract will be published on the Government's Contracts Finder website in accordance with Government Transparency Requirements. The Contracts Finder website is available on GOV.uk at:...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Freedom of Information (9 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: Freedom of Information requests are colour-coded according to the subject matter of the specific request in addition to other considerations. This consideration does not form part of the decision on whether or not to release information. The colour-coded status can also change during the processing of a request, so no individual Freedom of Information request has a fixed colour-coded identifier.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Recycling (9 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade (DIT) continually review the waste generated on the estate and work with commercial colleagues on circular economy principles to reduce the amount of waste that arrives on its sites. Further information on Greening Government Commitments can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Energy (9 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department’s expenditure on energy during 2020/21 was £428k. For previous financial years please see the Department’s Annual Report and Accounts: 2018-2019: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/department-for-in ternational-trade-annual-report-and-accounts-2018-to-2019 2019-2020: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/department-for-in...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Consultants (8 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade has contracts with the named agencies that provide services to support the Department’s export and investment work, both in the UK and internationally. Over the specified periods their contractual deliverables included: Media planning and buying from Omnicom, the Government’s media buying agency. Strategic marketing services, including research...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Email (7 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to the Cabinet Office guidance to departments on use of private emails. The Government Security Group have confirmed that it is government policy not to comment on specific technical security controls; however, the incidental personal use of private email accounts from departmental systems is subject to our IT Acceptable Use policy.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Question (7 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: On 14th June, the main elements of the deal were agreed by the Prime Minister and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. This Agreement in Principle was published on 16 June. This deal is the first the Government has negotiated from scratch since leaving the EU. The negotiating teams will now start to finalise the text of the agreement ahead of signature. Parliament will have the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Environment Protection: Import Duties (6 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) liberalised 104 environmental products as part of the ‘Green 100’ initiative, thereby making the UKGT greener than the EU Common External Tariff. Tariffs can also play an important role in protecting sensitive domestic industries and supporting trade negotiations. Any decisions made on altering tariff lines must be balanced across a variety of considerations,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Balance of Payments: Republic of Ireland (6 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade actively seeks out business opportunities in Ireland for firms across the United Kingdom to help increase market share. The Government continuously identifies supply lines in Ireland that match UK expertise in key sectors like Offshore Wind, Construction and Infrastructure, Life Sciences and Maritime/Aviation Services. The Government works closely with...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Email (6 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to the Cabinet Office guidance to departments on use of private emails.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Directors (6 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: Non-Executive Board Members comply with the provisions of the Cabinet Office’s Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies. Board members are required to submit any declarable interests annually; this information forms part of the independent National Audit Office review ahead of the publication of Departmental annual report and accounts. Information on any relevant interests is...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Directors (6 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: Departments follow the principles set out in Cabinet Office/HM Treasury ‘Corporate governance in central government departments: code of good practice.’ The Department’s current Non-Executive Board Members are as follows: Dominic Johnson, Interim Lead Non-Executive Board Member (joined November 2020) Douglas Carswell (joined November 2020) Noel Harwerth (joined January 2017) Dambisa...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Digital Technology: Singapore (5 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: The Digital Economy Agreement (DEA) will expand access to Singapore’s digital economy – worth an estimated £9.4 billion in 2019 – for British businesses in Morley and Outwood and across the country. In 2019, the UK sold almost £5 billion worth of services to Singapore, 70% of which were digitally delivered. The DEA will open further opportunities for British businesses to deliver...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: USA (5 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK and US negotiating teams have held five productive rounds of negotiations for the UK-US Free Trade Agreement, beginning in May 2020. A significant proportion of legal text has been agreed across multiple chapters throughout the course of negotiations so far. All rounds were held virtually. Round one took place from 5-15 May 2020Round two took place from 15-26 June 2020Round three took...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Members: Correspondence (5 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade’s correspondence team has transferred your letter to the Cabinet Office for a response as the subject of the letter sits within their portfolio.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Aircraft: USA (5 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK has struck an historic deal with the US on the Airbus-Boeing disputes, which comes six months after the UK made the first move to de-escalate the conflict by suspending retaliatory tariffs. The arrangement will maintain for five years the suspension of harmful retaliatory tariffs, which hit producers of iconic UK goods such as cashmere, machinery, and single-malt Scotch whisky, and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: EU External Trade: China (1 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: China’s attempt to silence those highlighting violations of human rights in Xinjiang is unwarranted and unacceptable. The Prime Minister has made clear that the freedom to speak out in opposition to human rights violations is fundamental and HM Government stands firmly with those who have been sanctioned. Whilst the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment is a matter for the EU, the United...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Forced Labour (1 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: G7 Trade Ministers aim to identify areas for strengthened cooperation towards the eradication of forced labour in global supply chains when they meet again in October. We are convening a technical discussion with G7 partners to share data and evidence and develop recommendations based on best practices to prevent, identify, and eliminate forced labour in global supply chains ahead of the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Dispute Resolution (1 Jul 2021)

Greg Hands: Acceding to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will not prevent the UK regulating in the public interest, including in relation to public health, football governance and gambling. CPTPP explicitly reaffirms states' right to regulate under international law. It also protects this right through numerous safeguards, including procedural provisions to minimise the...


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