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Trade Agreements

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker Conservative, Wycombe

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential economic merits of a trade deal between the UK and (a) the United States, (b) Australia and (c) Japan.

Photo of Conor Burns Conor Burns The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The Secretary of State recently visited the US, Australia, and Japan to meet her counterparts as well as British businesses and reiterated her commitment to free trade agreements (FTAs) with these countries.

At the start of new FTA negotiations, the Government will publish its Outline Approach which will include our negotiating objectives and be accompanied by a scoping assessment which will be informed by economic modelling, setting out the potential economic impacts of any agreement.

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