Processes for making free trade agreements after the United Kingdom has left the European Union.

Department for International Trade written statement – made on 28th February 2019.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

Today, I am laying a Command Paper – Processes for Making Free Trade Agreements After the United Kingdom Has Left the European Union (CM 63) before Parliament.

The Government is committed to ensuring that Parliament can conduct the right level of scrutiny of our future trade agreements. We have considered carefully the views expressed by Parliamentarians in reaching the proposals set out in the Command Paper. This includes the recommendations made by the International Trade Committee (ITC) in their report ’UK trade policy, transparency and public scrutiny’, which was published on 28 December 2018.

The Government’s response to that report will be published shortly

I will be laying this report in both Houses today and it will be available on DIT’s website at [https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/processes-for-making-free-trade-agreements-once-the-uk-has-left-the-eu]

This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS1331