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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade and Agriculture Commission: Membership (25 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: My Rt hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade is in contact with relevant Cabinet colleagues with regard to the Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC). The Government also works closely with the devolved administrations on all aspects of our trade policy and I have written to my counterparts seeking their views on the Commission. The TAC will ensure that public and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: UK Trade with EU (25 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: We continue to negotiate with the European Union (EU) at pace to work to get an agreement, but we are preparing for all outcomes. We are on track to provide continuity for developing countries to the fullest extent possible. We have announced the Generalised Scheme of Preference (GSP) recently and provide regular updates on progress on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). The EPAs...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Coronavirus: Medical Treatments (25 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: The Government has long-supported affordable and equitable access to medicines, including in developing countries. A robust and fair intellectual property system is essential to drive innovation, allow economic growth and enable society to benefit from knowledge sharing. There are flexibilities within the Agreement for the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and World Trade...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Fairs: Internet (24 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: There is currently no evidence of the impact made through funding or attending virtual trade shows - adverse or otherwise - published by either UK industry or other nations, on which to make an assessment at this time.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Flowers: Import Duties (23 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: We have put forward our proposals and are working hard to reach a deal with the European Union (EU). Avoiding tariffs is beneficial to both sides, so our aim is a zero tariff zero quota Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) is the UK’s permanent tariff, and will apply from 1 January 2021. It will apply to all trade that does not benefit from a preferential arrangement,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Data Protection: Japan (23 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: My department is working closely with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, as we negotiate data provisions in Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Data provisions in FTAs including the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) are separate from, but complementary to, the UK’s adequacy process and international data protection frameworks. The UK will conduct...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Computer Software: Japan (23 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: The ambitious digital package negotiated in the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement includes protections against the forced transfer of source code and coded algorithms. This means that UK businesses will not be forced to share their source code as a condition of entering the Japanese market and serves to protect companies’ trade secrets. As a consequence, these companies can be...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Tobacco: Import Duties (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: We will publish more analysis in the Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice. However, it is difficult to predict how quickly consumer prices will be impacted, particularly as there may still be some adjustment costs associated with no longer operating under EU rules and regulations. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) will publish...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade and Agriculture Commission (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: As of 11th November, the Trade and Agriculture Commission has held 8 virtual regional roadshows in: South West of EnglandEast of EnglandLondon & the South EastNorthern IrelandWalesScotlandThe MidlandsThe North of England Alongside invited organisations, a small number of staff attended each event to help with facilitation and provide technical support as required by the Chair....

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Tobacco: UK Trade with EU (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: The UK Government intends to achieve a Free Trade Agreement with the EU by December 2020. The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) is tailored to the UK economy and balances the interests of UK consumers and producers. It is a lower tariff regime than the EU’s Common External Tariff. In designing the UKGT, we assessed all available evidence submitted during the public consultation in depth and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Tobacco: Smuggling (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) remains committed to promoting compliance and tackling avoidance and evasion. Guidance on how manufacturers and importers of tobacco products can avoid the facilitation of smuggling is available on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-notice-477-to bacco-products-duty-control-of-supply-chains/excise-notice-4...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: In the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement annexes are numbered according to the chapters they reference. As Chapter 1 does not require an annex, the agreement does not include an Annex 1.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Kenya (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: As continuity agreements seek to replicate the effects of the existing of EU agreements, we do not publish impact assessments alongside these agreements. The volume of trade impacted varies between different trading partners. Our Parliamentary Reports published alongside signed agreements contain detailed information about the volume of trade, composition of imports and exports, and wider...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Kenya (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade regularly engages with representatives of trade union organisations on trade with developing countries, including Kenya, as part of the Department’s wider external engagement framework.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Kenya (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: The UK-Kenya agreement is an exciting first step towards a UK-East African Community (EAC) agreement. All other EAC members will benefit from our preference scheme announced 10 November 2020, providing them with duty free access. There will be no change in the access that UK exporters have to the other EAC members after 1 January. Providing Kenya with guaranteed long-term access will help...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade and Agriculture Commission (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: Summaries of the Trade and Agriculture Commission’s meetings are published on GOV.UK.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan (20 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) impact assessment shows that all parts of the United Kingdom could benefit from the CEPA. Output in the South East could increase by 0.07%, equivalent to £177 million in 2017 terms. CEPA could benefit farmers and food producers in Sussex through lower tariffs than would have been the case without an agreement. It also allows more UK...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Exports: Japan (19 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: In response to the Rt Hon. Member’s questions, I refer her to my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade’s letter of 11 November 2020 on these issues. A copy has been deposited in the House library.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Audio-visual Industry: Japan (19 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: In response to the Rt Hon. Member’s questions, I refer her to my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade’s letter of 11 November 2020 on these issues. A copy has been deposited in the House library.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Origin Marking: Japan (19 Nov 2020)

Greg Hands: In response to the Rt Hon. Member’s questions, I refer her to my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade’s letter of 11 November 2020 on these issues. A copy has been deposited in the House library.


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