Overseas Trade: Indonesia

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 17th June 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he plans to make increased trade with Indonesia conditional on the removal of virginity tests for women applying to the Indonesian military.

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

The UK has a strong history of protecting human rights and promoting our values globally. We were the first country to produce a National Action Plan to implement UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We will continue to encourage all states to uphold international human rights obligations.

As we develop our independent trade policy, we recognise the need to maximise benefits of trade whilst staying true to our values.

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