Overseas Trade

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential effects on the wider supply chain if frictionless trade is not maintained after Brexit.

Photo of Lord Callanan Lord Callanan Minister of State (Department for Exiting the European Union)

We want the broadest and deepest possible partnership, covering more sectors and co-operating more fully than any Free Trade Agreement anywhere in the world today. We want to have the greatest possible tariff- and barrier-free trade with our European neighbours, as well as to negotiate our own trade agreements around the world.

The Government is undertaking a wide range of continuing analysis in support of our EU exit negotiations and preparations. This analysis helps define our future partnership with the EU, and informs our understanding of how EU exit will affect the UK’s domestic policies and frameworks.

Ministers have a specific responsibility, which Parliament has endorsed, not to release information that would reveal our negotiating position and so the Government will not provide an ongoing commentary on internal analytical work.

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