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

Greg Hands: The Department has a standard set of processes to respond to all Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and these are applied regardless of who the request is from. The case management system does not categorise the workplace of individual requestors. The Department tracks timeliness and progress of responses in addition to the sensitivity of the information in all FOI cases. The...

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

Greg Hands: The Department’s internal Freedom of Information (FOI) case management system, which includes a colour-coding system, was introduced by officials in 2019. It 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 helps evidence our compliance with our FOI obligations.

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

Greg Hands: The colour-coded ratings used in the case management system are dependent on several factors, including the timeliness of the response and the sensitivity of the information we hold. 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: Artificial Intelligence (21 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade does not make use of artificial intelligence in the implementation of its policies.

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, before negotiations started, under two illustrative scenarios. It found the region of Yorkshire and the Humber benefited in all modelled scenarios. More than 1,200 businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber exported more than £240 million worth of goods to Australia in 2020. As part of an Free Trade...

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

Greg Hands: In our outline approaches to Free Trade Agreements with the US, New Zealand, and Australia, we have committed to maintaining and protecting the UK’s world-leading environment and labour standards. We are also committed to securing provisions that will help trade in low carbon goods and services, supporting research and development in sectors such as offshore wind and smart energy systems. ...

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

Greg Hands: In our outline approaches to Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with the US, New Zealand, and Australia, we have committed to high labour and environmental standards, for example by supporting Research and Development and innovation in sectors such as offshore wind. The Government also publishes scoping assessments of the broad impacts of new FTAs, prior to negotiations commencing. These include...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: China (21 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: Our approach to China remains clear-eyed and rooted in our values and our interests. We will pursue a positive economic relationship with China, including through mutually beneficial trade, whilst adhering to our values. China is an authoritarian state with different values to the UK. The UK consistently acts on matters on which we do not agree, including human rights. In January 2021, the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Animal Welfare (18 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: This Government is committed to building a transparent trade policy, which is subject to robust and appropriate parliamentary scrutiny. The Government has made and fulfilled commitments to transparency, including publishing objectives and economic scoping assessments for its proposed Free Trade Agreements. At the end of negotiations, the Government will lay a final impact assessment prior to...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (18 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement Investment chapter will not include Investor-State Dispute Settlement. Throughout the negotiation process, the UK Government has engaged and consulted widely with a range of stakeholders on a variety of issues pertaining to this negotiation. Further details on the agreement in principle can be found on gov.uk.

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

Greg Hands: Environmental, social, governance and sustainability are considerations at the heart of British trade policy, and the Government will continue to ensure a high level of protection of the environment and workers’ rights by including ambitious labour and environmental provisions within new Trade Agreements. The UK’s Free Trade Agreements will facilitate trade in goods and services which...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Poultry: Australia (18 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: This agreement does not create new permissions for imports from Australia. All agri-food products imported into the UK – including into Scotland – under existing or future free trade agreements will, as now, have to comply with the UK’s import requirements. As the Government has stated in its manifesto, the UK will not compromise on high environmental protection, animal welfare and food...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Animal Products: Imports (18 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: All agri-food products imported into the UK under existing or future free trade agreements will, as now, have to meet the UK’s food safety and other Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standard requirements for imports. These include clear controls on limits of veterinary medicine residues in meat and other animal products. That will not change under any trade deal. The UK is a world leader in the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Beef: Australia (18 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: All agri-food products imported into the UK under existing or future free trade agreements (FTA) will, as now, have to comply with UK’s import requirements. Hormone-treated beef is banned in the UK and will not be allowed to enter the UK market, and this will not change under any FTA. As the Government has stated in its manifesto, in its trade negotiations the Government will not...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Agricultural Products: Australia (18 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government has a range of tools at its disposal to protect UK farmers from unfair competition, including tariff rate quotas, and recognises the need to reassure farmers and rural stakeholders that the UK market access proposal will not threaten sensitive sectors. Tariff liberalisation for sensitive goods such as beef and lamb can be staged, providing UK farmers sufficient time to adapt....

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Sheep Meat: Australia (18 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: All agri-food products imported into the UK under existing or future free trade agreements will, as now, have to comply with the UK’s import requirements. That will not change as part of an FTA. Australian animal welfare standards are higher, comparatively, than many countries around the world and the Australian industry has a long-standing commitment to phase out the practice of mulesing....

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Timber: Imports (17 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The United Kingdom imported £3.2bn timber in 2020 (down from £3.4bn in 2019), over two-thirds of which (69%) was imported from the EU. In 2021, in the four months from January to April, the UK has imported £1.4bn of timber (70% from the EU). By weight this was 6.1 Megatonnes of timber imports in 2020. So far in 2021 (January to April) 2.4 Megatonnes of timber have been imported.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Question (15 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: At a virtual summit between my Rt hon. Friend the Prime Minister and Prime Minister Modi in May, the United Kingdom announced its intent to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) with India. The Government wants a deal that slashes barriers to doing business and trading with India’s £2 trillion economy and market of 1.4 billion consumers. On 25th May the Department for International Trade...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (15 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 11th June 2021 to Question UIN: 7771.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade and Agriculture Commission (15 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: On 7 June, the Department launched a call for expressions of interest for expert advisors to join the new Trade and Agriculture Commission. The Commission will be established in time to scrutinise the planned Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Australia, to inform parliamentary scrutiny following signature. It will also scrutinise other planned FTAs.


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