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Coronavirus: Exports

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 3rd March 2020.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect of covid-19 on (a) Chinese and (b) other overseas demand for UK exports.

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

It is too early to estimate the scale of the impact, which will depend on how severe and prolonged the COVID-19 outbreak becomes. We remain closely engaged with businesses to monitor developments.

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