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World Trade Organisation

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

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions the UK representative at the World Trade Organisation has had on future arrangements which may be necessary when the UK leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement.

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

Holding answer received on 28 November 2016

The UK Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) engages with a range of partners on trade issues, including the WTO Secretariat and other WTO members. In leaving the EU our goal will be to minimise disruption to our trading relationships with other WTO members.

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