Trade Agreements: USA

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

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel on 23 July (HL6931), what plans they have to ensure that the UK’s road vehicle environmental and safety standards will apply to vehicles which are subject to any free trade agreement negotiated with the government of the United States.

Photo of Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Lord Grimstone of Boscobel The Minister of State, Department for International Trade, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

British environmental and safety standards will apply to all vehicles operating on British roads. This is as true of vehicles imported under a free trade agreement as it is to vehicles that have been manufactured here.

Vehicles exported to the United States will similarly need to adhere to the environmental and safety standards that are in force there. This is true of both federal and state level standards / regulations.

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