Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 30th November 2011.

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Photo of Michael Meacher Michael Meacher Labour, Oldham West and Royton

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what Overseas Market Introduction Service reports UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has produced for Oxitec Ltd; on what date each report was provided; to which countries exports were considered; and on what dates any follow-up meetings organised by UKTI, the Science and Innovation Network or his Department took place.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Oxitec has agreed that UK Trade & Investment can confirm it has delivered OMIS reports covering Brazil, Vietnam and India as detailed as follows. However, UK Trade & Investment's Overseas Market Introduction Service orders contain commercially sensitive information which cannot be released without the authority of each contributor or named company or individual in each market. Answering the question fully would require obtaining the authority of just under 70 companies or individuals across a number of overseas markets and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Market Report delivered Activities delivered
India July 2005 Research to identify potential business partners in India. No meetings were organised by UKTI as part of this OMIS.
Brazil February 2010 Research to identify potential partners with experience in transgenic technology and potential venture capital investors, plus a programme arranging service of calls on these companies.
Vietnam June 2010 Background research into Vietnamese regulatory process and identifying potential partners. No meetings were organised as part of this OMIS.

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