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Trade Agreements

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 29th November 2016.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he plans to take to ensure that all future trade and investment deals are consistent with the UK's international obligations to tackle climate change.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

Holding answer received on 28 November 2016

The Prime Minister has established the Department for International Trade to promote British trade across the world, and the Department’s ministers will provide further information on its strategy and policies over the coming months.

The UK continues to be a global leader on climate action, as demonstrated by our recent ratification of the Paris Agreement and agreement of the UK’s Fifth Carbon Budget in July. The UK has long supported the promotion of our values globally and this will continue as we leave the EU. While we remain members of the EU, the UK will participate constructively in EU decision making on trade issues, including on environmental provisions within trade agreements.

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