Trade Agreements: International Labour Organisation

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

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Photo of Ian Byrne Ian Byrne Labour, Liverpool, West Derby

What recent discussions she has had with the UK's trade partners on protecting International Labour Organisation standards in future trade agreements.

Photo of Ranil Jayawardena Ranil Jayawardena Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

While the details?of?free trade agreements?are?reserved?for formal negotiations,?HM Government has been clear that?increased trade does not have to come at the expense of?our high?labour standards.?The United Kingdom?is an active member of the International Labour Organisation and we?will?continue to uphold our world-leading standards and?international?commitments.

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