Trade Agreements: Japan

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 1st August 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 whether the EU-Japan bilateral trade deal signed this week will affect potential future trade arrangements between the UK and Japan after Brexit.

Photo of Baroness Fairhead Baroness Fairhead Conservative

We welcome the recent signature of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Last year, our Prime Ministers agreed to ‘work quickly to establish a new economic partnership between Japan and the UK based on the final terms of the EPA’ as the UK leaves the EU. Our aim is to transition the terms of the EPA smoothly as the basis for our future trade and investment relationship, providing the continuity and certainty UK and Japanese businesses have told us are their priorities.

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