Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 6th 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, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the draft World Trade Organisation schedules on the cost-efficiency of UK automotive industry exporters should those schedules apply to UK trade with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

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 assessment he has made of the potential effect of the draft World Trade Organisation schedules on the cost-efficiency of UK exporters of component parts for the automotive sector should those schedules apply to UK trade with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

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

The Prime Minister set out a clear and comprehensive plan for our future relationship with Europe including, as a priority, the pursuit of a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement.

We are closely engaged with stakeholders in the automotive and other sectors to understand their interests in the UK’s future trading arrangements with the EU and to ensure the best possible outcome for UK businesses and consumers.

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