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Overseas Trade: Northern Ireland

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 19th October 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government plans to devolve aspects of trade policy to the Northern Ireland Executive in the event that the UK leaves the EU.

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

International Trade is a reserved matter and the Department for International Trade is, and will remain, responsible for the UK’s future trade policy. As I set out in my Oral Statement on 16th July 2018, we will work closely with the Devolved Administrations on an ongoing basis to deliver an approach that works for the whole of the UK.

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