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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: UK Export Finance: Finance (19 May 2021)

Greg Hands: UK Export Finance (UKEF) is a separate ministerial government department and is not funded by the Department for International Trade. It operates at no net cost to the taxpayer. It has received the following funding for the last five years, as voted for by Parliament: Budget Type 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 Main Est £m Supp’ Est £m Main Est £m Supp’...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Singapore and Vietnam (18 May 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government does not routinely release information regarding accompanying staff on ministerial engagements. The total cost for this visit were: £25,699.24 A breakdown of costs is as follows: a) Flights – £23,359.24 b) Accommodation – £2,340 c) Internal travel – nil. d) subsistence and expenses – nil.

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

Greg Hands: The Government does not routinely release information regarding accompanying staff on ministerial engagements. The total cost for this visit were: £18,884.38 A breakdown of costs is as follows: a) Flights – £18,701.64 b) Accommodation – nil. c) Internal travel – nil. d) subsistence and expenses – £182.74

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

Greg Hands: The United Kingdom signed a Trade Continuity Agreement with Mexico on 15th December 2020. The Government has agreed to begin new negotiations with Mexico on an ambitious, modern and comprehensive free trade agreement within one year, and to conclude them within three years. The joint political statement published by both countries commits that this will be at least as liberalising as the...

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

Greg Hands: The United Kingdom is committed to starting negotiations with Mexico later this year towards an upgraded Free Trade Agreement (FTA). This deal will be tailored to the needs of British businesses and the British people. We are consulting through a ‘Call for Input’, which includes gathering feedback on the EU-Mexico Modernised Agreement. We will publish a response to the ‘Call for...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (17 May 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK and Australia continue to have discussions on market access, as both parties make progress with a view to reaching agreement in principle in June. The Government’s aim is to reach far-reaching liberalisation of tariffs, ensuring that this is balanced and mutually beneficial for UK firms and consumers, whilst taking into account specific product sensitivities.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan (29 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: We continue to work with the Government of Japan to ensure the process to protect more UK products is smooth. Unless there are exceptional circumstances - like a Japanese producer of Cornish clotted cream opposing that Geographical Indication - this should be a straightforward process. In the event that such proposals faced opposition in Japan we would inform relevant UK stakeholders and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan (29 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: The UK Government was approached by a producer of Irish Poteen, who requested that Irish Poteen be included in the Geographical Indications (GIs) for protection under the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (CEPA). We confirmed that we intended to include Irish Poteen in these GIs. The UK Government has not been approached by any other UK businesses regarding this. The UK...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan (29 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: On 30th April, the UK will provide Japan with 77 new GIs. These will then go through Japan’s procedures.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan (29 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: We note that in February 2021 the EU and Japan agreed to protect an additional 28 products from 12 EU countries under the EU Japan agreement. The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) sets out an improved process for the addition of new Geographical Indications (GIs). Under CEPA, it has been agreed that all eligible UK products will be put through Japan’s GI approval...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Free Zones: Tees Valley (27 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: My Department has dedicated teams of Civil Servants across the UK including sector specialists and industry experts who work closely with Mayors and Local Enterprise Partnerships to help them define commercial investment opportunities which we showcase to potential investors through our global networks. The Government does not comment on commercial transactions by independent parties.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Economic Partnership Agreements: Cameroon (27 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: We expect the UK-Cameroon Economic Partnership Agreement to complete its Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 scrutiny process on Thursday 10 June, subject to Parliamentary timetabling.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Taiwan (26 Apr 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 £7.0 billion [in the four quarters to the end of Q3 2020]. We are working with Taiwan to increase this further, including through our annual Trade Talks, ministerial engagement, and through engagements by the Prime Minister’s...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Old Admiralty Building (22 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: The Old Admiralty Building (OAB) is the first Government Hub delivered by the London Whitehall Campus Programme, which aims to consolidate and rationalise the Government’s London estate. The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Government Art Collection are tenants of the Hub in OAB and the Government Property Agency (GPA) is the landlord. The GPA drafted and submitted the Full...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Old Admiralty Building (21 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: Old Admiralty Building (OAB) is the first Government Hub delivered by the London Whitehall Campus Programme, which aims to consolidate and rationalise the Government’s London estate. The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Government Art Collection are tenants of the Hub in OAB and the Government Property Agency (GPA) is the landlord. For financial year 20-21, DIT was allocated...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Members: Correspondence (19 Apr 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. Rosie Cooper's letter to Liz Truss (pdf, 204.5KB)

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Staff (19 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade (DIT) employs both domestic and overseas staff, who are contracted separately through the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Staff working on DIT objectives, but contracted through the FCDO total 1,560. This consists of 148 UK staff deployed overseas, 1,357 local staff and 55 local staff interns. The table attached shows the breakdown of...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Great (19 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: Policy responsibility for the GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland campaign (GREAT) transferred from the Department for International Trade (DIT) to the Cabinet Office via a Written Ministerial Statement laid in Parliament on 20 April. The Prime Minister requested that GREAT was moved to the Cabinet Office. GREAT can play an enhanced role at the heart of government rather than within a specific...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (19 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: A HM Government report relating to the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Australia – in compliance with the provisions under section 42 of the Agriculture Act 2020 – will be laid before Parliament before the proposed FTA is laid before Parliament under Part 2 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Members: Correspondence (19 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department for International Trade’s correspondence team has transferred your letter to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for a response as the subject of the letter sits within their portfolio. Rosie Cooper's letter to Liz Truss (pdf, 288.5KB)


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