Department for International Trade: Staff

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate his Department has made of the number of trade negotiators that will be required to conduct parallel negotiations with the EU, the World Trade Organisation and other nations in the next two years.

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

The Department for International Trade has a strong core of trade policy officials, which has quadrupled in size since 24 June (from 45 to over 200) and is continuing to grow. This includes policy and country specialists, as well as economic analysts and lawyers.

At this stage our primary focus is on developing our policy positions, international relationships and approach to future trade negotiations.

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