Trade: Aviation

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 17th June 2020.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the importance of UK aviation to the Government’s international trade priorities.

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

The Government recognises the importance of UK aviation, both as a source of exports and as a facilitator of international trade and investment. UK airports support the movements of high-value goods which, in 2019, accounted for half of all UK exports of goods by value to non-EU countries.

Air freight plays an important role in supply chains and in ensuring that essential goods can continue to be brought in and out of the UK without disruption. The Government is continuing to monitor air freight capacity.

The Department for International Trade engages with other government departments, UK suppliers from across the aviation industry, and trade associations to support exports and investment and understand industry requirements and capabilities.

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