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Trade Agreements: Dominican Republic

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Gethins Stephen Gethins Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Affairs and Europe)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations have been made to the Government of the Dominican Republic on replicating its EU-wide trade deal with the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Stephen Gethins Stephen Gethins Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Affairs and Europe)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations he has received from the the Government of the Dominican Republic on replicating its EU-wide trade deal with the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Minister of State (Department for International Trade) (and Minister for London)

The Government is committed to seeking continuity in its current trade and investment relationships, including the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement which includes the Dominican Republic. My noble Friend, the former Minister of State for Trade Policy (Lord Price), and UK trade officials met with representatives of the CARIFORUM Member States, including the Dominican Republic, in the spring to begin discussions to achieve this.

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