EU External Trade: Developing Countries

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Labour, Aberavon

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Government will continue to apply the standards forming the basis of the EU's Everything But Arms programme in UK trade with the world's least-developed countries after the UK has left the EU.

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

The UK remains committed to ensuring developing countries can reduce poverty through trading opportunities, helping them leave aid dependency behind.

The UK has a strong history of protecting standards and promoting our values globally. We will in due course consider all options in the design of future trade arrangements including preferences for least developed countries, and how developing countries can become our trading partners of the future.

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