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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.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade and Agriculture Commission (14 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: On 7 June, the Department for International Trade (DIT) 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 with Australia, to inform parliamentary scrutiny following signature. DIT officials have been working closely with Whitehall...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Taiwan (14 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: I refer my hon. Friend for South Derbyshire to the answer I gave to my Rt hon. Friend for Haltemprice and Howden on 14 June 2021, UIN: 12938

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (14 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The economic analysis, published on 17 June 2020, seeks to identify the potential scale of the long-term additional benefit to the UK from having a deal with Australia. This deal is for the whole union. The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Scoping Assessment found that Wales benefits in all modelled scenarios. Top Welsh goods exports to Australia, including medicinal and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (14 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: Engagement on the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement is taking place with all parts of the UK at all levels. Officials from the governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland receive regular updates from the negotiation team, on top of being involved in technical policy discussions. The Department for International Trade has created engagement structures at all levels to ensure a...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Intellectual Property (14 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK’s intellectual property regime achieves an effective balance between rewarding creators and innovation and reflecting wider public interests. Any future trade deal negotiated by the UK will seek to be consistent with the UK’s membership of international intellectual property conventions that the UK are party to. The Government has already carried out a public consultation on UK...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Agricultural Products: Australia (14 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government has always been clear that any free trade agreement it signs will not threaten the UK’s ability to meet its environmental commitments or its membership of international environmental agreements. The Government is seeking a deal with Australia that will further environmental and climate policy priorities and the UK will not compromise on high environmental protection. The...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Taiwan (14 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK remains committed to strengthening its rich and wide-ranging trading relationship with Taiwan. Total trade in goods and services between the UK and Taiwan was £6.1 billion in 2020. The UK is working with Taiwan to deepen its relationship, including through the annual Trade Talks and associated dialogues, ministerial engagement, and through engagements by the Prime Minister’s Trade...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (14 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The economic analysis, published on 17 June 2020, seeks to identify the potential scale of the long-term additional benefit to the UK from having a deal with Australia. This deal is for the whole union. The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Scoping Assessment found that Wales benefits in all modelled scenarios. Welsh foods and drinks producers will benefit from the removal of...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (11 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department’s economic analysis, published on 17 June 2020, seeks to identify the potential scale of the long-term additional benefit to the UK from having a deal with Australia. This analysis suggested the North West could be one of the regions expected to benefit most from a UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Clothing is one of the North West’s top goods exports to Australia,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: South Korea (11 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which entered into force on 1 January 2021, forms the basis of an ambitious new trading partnership between the United Kingdom and South Korea. The UK also has a Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) with South Korea, led by my Rt hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade. This helps to develop further the positive trade and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (11 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government has put a suite of enhanced scrutiny arrangements in place to allow for appropriate scrutiny by Parliament. This includes:publishing negotiating objectives and economic scoping assessments before starting negotiations;regular statements to Parliament; At the conclusion of negotiations, there will be opportunity for scrutiny of the final deal, including time for the relevant...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Service Industries: Trade Agreements (11 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK is a world leader in professional and business services. In 2019, the UK exported £63 billion of professional and business services (PBS), with a trade surplus of £34 billion. To support the success of this important and diverse sector, the Department for International Trade is seeking ambitious commitments in its free trade agreements (FTAs) on cross-border trade in services,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (11 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: An ambitious free trade deal with Australia will benefit businesses and producers across the UK – this will include greater access for UK agri-food goods to the Australian market through the removal of tariffs. A deal with Australia is also a gateway to joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a high-standards free trade agreement of 11...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (11 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government’s economic analysis, published on 17 June 2020, seeks to identify the potential scale of the long-term additional benefit to the UK from having a deal with Australia. Yorkshire and the Humber’s top goods export to Australia, general industrial machinery, equipment and machine parts, saw an increase from 2019 to 2020. Liberalisation of tariffs on these products (currently...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Singapore (11 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK is Singapore’s top European trading partner and Singapore is the UK’s largest trade partner from ASEAN. The UK-Singapore bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) came into force on 1 January 2021. Since 1st January 2021, when the FTA took effect, the Government has been engaging with UK businesses to promote its benefits and is currently focusing on its implementation. Furthermore, the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Japan (11 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) entered into force in January 2021. The Government’s analysis shows that in the long run, the CEPA could increase UK-Japan trade by £15.7 billion compared to a situation where there was no agreement. CEPA goes beyond the EU-Japan deal, with enhancements in areas such as digital and data, financial services, food and drink,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Malaysia (11 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: On 1 February 2021 the Government submitted its notification of intent to begin the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) accession process, of which Malaysia is a signatory. This is the first formal step towards accession that aims to deepen the United Kingdom’s access to the fast-growing markets and major economies of the future, including Malaysia.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: New Zealand (11 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government has completed four rounds of negotiations since the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations were launched last June. The fifth round of negotiations began on the 8th June. Overall, negotiations have been positive, pragmatic and productive. The Government has made good progress and is now negotiating on all areas of the FTA. The UK and New Zealand both remain eager to make...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Canada (10 Jun 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK-Canada Trade Continuity Agreement (TCA) entered into force on 1 April. It facilitates bilateral trade worth £17.7bn in 2020. On 18 May, the Government launched a public Call for Input on how this deal might be improved for UK businesses and consumers. Later this year negotiations will begin for a new and ambitious trade deal with Canada that goes even further in key areas of mutual...


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