UK Trade with EU

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 2nd October 2019.

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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 impact of EU businesses that divert supply chains away from the UK.

Photo of Lord Duncan of Springbank Lord Duncan of Springbank Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 09 September 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. I will correspond directly with the noble Lord.

The Government has not undertaken work to assess the impact should EU businesses decide to move supply chains away from the EU.

The Government is seeking a comprehensive, ambitious future partnership with the European Union including a best in class Free Trade Agreement. The UK and the EU have a long standing and close trading relationship, with our businesses operating across borders to service clients and customers in the UK and the EU. The new FTA will seek to create new benchmark for trade liberalization and economic co-operation. It will aim to establish both zero tariffs and effective customs arrangements for goods, negate any need for EU businesses to change suppliers, and enable UK companies to continue to participate in pan-European supply chains.

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Photo of Lord Duncan of Springbank Lord Duncan of Springbank Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. I will correspond directly with the noble Lord.

The Government has not undertaken work to assess the impact should EU businesses decide to move supply chains away from the EU.

The Government is seeking a comprehensive, ambitious future partnership with the European Union including a best in class Free Trade Agreement. The UK and the EU have a long standing and close trading relationship, with our businesses operating across borders to service clients and customers in the UK and the EU. The new FTA will seek to create new benchmark for trade liberalization and economic co-operation. It will aim to establish both zero tariffs and effective customs arrangements for goods, negate any need for EU businesses to change suppliers, and enable UK companies to continue to participate in pan-European supply chains.

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