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Trade Agreements: Human Rights

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 28th January 2020.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether a country's record on human rights is a criterion in discussions on potential trade deals to be secured after the UK leaves the EU.

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

The UK has long supported the promotion of our values globally and we remain committed to our international obligationsWe are clear that more trade does not have to come at the expense of human rights.

Our experience is that political freedom and the rule of law are vital underpinnings for both prosperity and stability and that, by having strong economic relationships with partners, we are able to have open discussions on a range of difficult issues, including human rights.

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