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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Intellectual Property (28 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK possesses a world leading intellectual property regime, and it will not sign trade deals that compromise it. The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) sets coherent and consistent rules in intellectual property, which will benefit both UK businesses and consumers. CPTPP represents a baseline and commits parties to a minimum level of IP standards. The UK takes...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Beef and Sheep Meat: Australia (28 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The deal the UK has done is the first by Australia to ever include an Animal Welfare chapter as part of the package agreed. The UK has secured ground-breaking provisions on Animal Welfare going further than any free trade agreement (FTA) in force anywhere in the world. This includes a non-regression clause, a first for an FTA. Securing a commitment to non-regression on animal welfare...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: JBS: Corruption (28 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade (DIT) works with Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, a division of JBS which owns Moy Park and Pilgrim’s UK, supporting their UK operations. All businesses operating in the UK, including those with foreign ownership, must conduct their business with integrity, (acting responsibly, honestly and abiding by ethical principles) and, in compliance with UK law...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: China (25 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: Based on the department’s staffing data at 30th April 2021, the Department for International Trade has 188 staff based in China (including Hong Kong). This figure includes one member of staff working for UK Export Finance (UKEF).

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

Greg Hands: The UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement Investment chapter will not include Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). In light of the UK-Australia investment relationship, the UK and Australia decided that it was not necessary to include ISDS.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (24 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: Building on the success of the UK’s recent Agreement in Principle with Australia, the Government will continue to pursue deals with the New Zealand and the US. The Government is progressing plans to accede to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and has recently launched public consultations for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with India,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Freedom of Information (24 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The colour-coded ratings used in the case management system are dependent on several factors, including timeliness of the response and the sensitivity of the information we hold. The colour-coded status can change during the processing of the request, so no individual Freedom of Information request has a fixed colour-coded identifier.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Freedom of Information (24 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department may seek advice from Clearing House experts on an ad hoc basis. As this is an informal process, these interactions are not recorded.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Dispute Resolution (23 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The United Kingdom has investment agreements containing Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions with over 90 trading partners. This includes the vast majority of the UK’s bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty. There has never been a successful claim brought against the United Kingdom nor has the threat of potential claims affected the Government’s legislative...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (22 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: Following the conclusion of negotiations, a full impact assessment will be published prior to scrutiny by Parliament.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: USA (21 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The reports represent the current trade relationship between the UK and each of the 50 states, not the potential trade benefits of a UK-US free trade agreement. The reports were produced using data supplied by The Trade Partnership, an economic research firm in Washington, DC. The 2020 state level reports were also produced from data supplied by The Trade Partnership, available on GOV.UK...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Meat Products: Australia (21 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK is a world leader in the battle against antimicrobial resistance – significantly cutting its use of antibiotics in farming. The Government have reached agreement with Australia to cooperate on combatting anti-microbial resistance, including a commitment to ensure appropriate use of and reduced need for antibiotics. Imports to the UK will still have to meet the same UK food...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (21 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government has always been clear that this deal will not compromise the UK’s high standards. Maintaining the UK’s high environmental, animal welfare and food standards is a red line in trade negotiations. This agreement does not create new permissions for imports from Australia, and any agri-food products imported into the UK will – as now – have to comply with our high import...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Meat: Australia (21 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government has agreed a deal with Australia that will further environmental and climate policy priorities and publicly affirms the shared commitment to environmental standards. The UK will not compromise on high environmental protection and this agreement does not create new permissions for imports from Australia. All agri-food imports imported into the UK under existing or future free...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Sheep Meat: Australia (21 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: Maintaining the UK’s high domestic standards and including protections for the agriculture industry is a red line in trade negotiations. The manifesto states that in trade negotiations the Government will not compromise on high environmental protection, animal welfare and food standards. Imports will continue to meet the same UK food safety and biosecurity import standards as they did...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (21 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade has always been clear that this deal will not compromise the UK’s high standards. Imports will still have to meet the same UK food safety and biosecurity import standards as they did before. This deal will also not unfairly undercut UK farmers. The Government hasagreed a ground-breaking non-regression clause on animal welfare, which means that...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (21 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The scoping assessment published in June 2020 assessed the potential impacts of a deal, in advance of negotiations, under various illustrative scenarios. This included a more detailed look at the impacts on the agri-food sectors. This assessment was not based on the actual deal, but on broad assumptions about what a trade agreement could look like. Following the conclusion of negotiations,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Artificial Intelligence (21 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The opportunities and considerations associated with the use of Artificial Intelligence continue to be explored, as outlined in the guidance on building and using artificial intelligence in the public sector, published on GOV.UK at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/a-guide-to-using-a rtificial-intelligence-in-the-public-sector

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (21 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: Prime Ministers Johnson and Morrison secured an historic free trade agreement on 15 June at Number 10 Downing Street. The Government expects to publish an agreement document outlining what has been agreed for Agreement in Principle (AiP) in the coming days. This agreement with Australia secures positive steps on animal welfare. The Government has secured a non-regression clause with...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Freedom of Information (21 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: All Freedom of Information (FOI) requests are treated exactly the same, regardless of who the request is from and their occupation. The Department’s internal FOI case management system, which includes a colour-coding system, is used to track timeliness and progress of responses in addition to the sensitivity of the information in all FOI cases. The Department’s case management system...


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