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Overseas Trade: Rural Areas

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

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Photo of Kevin Hollinrake Kevin Hollinrake Conservative, Thirsk and Malton

What recent assessment she has made of the extent of international trading opportunities for (a) Yorkshire and (b) other counties in rural regions.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

In 2018 the value of exports from Yorkshire & the Humber was 25% higher than 2010. Rural based companies are also exporting more than before and as we leave the EU we will strike new trade deals and open new markets for UK products and services.

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