Trade Agreements

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he plans to launch consultations on future trade deals which are to be effective after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of George Hollingbery George Hollingbery Minister of State (International Trade)

The Government will be coming forward with plans for future free trade agreements in the near future.

The Department for International Trade has engaged widely since the EU referendum with a broad range of stakeholders, including businesses, trade associations, devolved administrations, civil society and consumers across the UK. Means of engagement have included townhall meetings, roundtable discussions, webinars, written consultations and bilateral meetings. The Government will continue to engage widely with stakeholders and welcomes continued input as it develops a future trade policy which supports the Government's industrial strategy and businesses and consumers across the whole nation.

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