Trade Agreements: Commonwealth

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

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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, whether his counterparts in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa have raised the issued of abolition of farming subsidies during discussions on future trade agreements.

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

Ministers and officials in the Department for International Trade are working closely with counterparts across a wide range of markets, including Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, in order to promote the UK as a great place to do business and trade with. In line with normal international diplomatic practice, it would not be appropriate to routinely provide details of private diplomatic engagement with foreign governments.

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