Trade Agreements

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many bilateral trade deals the Government will be able to sign on 1 February 2020.

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

We have an ambitious programme to maximise the opportunities of leaving the EU on the 31 January, including Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), championing the WTO and rules-based system, and securing market access wins. The government has a manifesto commitment to have free trade agreements with countries covering 80% of UK trade within 3 years of leaving the EU. This includes negotiating FTAs with the US, Australia, New Zealand and Japan in parallel to negotiations with the EU. We are planning to launch rest of world trade negotiations as soon as possible after we leave the EU.

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