Trade Agreements: Iceland

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 18th September 2020.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, (a) when and (b) at what level her Department last held negotiations with the Government of Iceland on a trade agreement that will take effect when existing EU trade agreements no longer apply to the UK.

Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, (a) when and (b) at what level her Department last held negotiations with the Government of Norway on a trade agreement that will take effect when existing EU trade agreements no longer apply to the UK.

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

The United Kingdom is in formal trade negotiations with the EEA EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) with the aim of agreeing a free trade agreement by the end of the transition period, to provide continuity to businesses on both sides. Officials are undertaking negotiations on a rolling basis and, in addition, I am in contact with my Ministerial counterparts in the EEA EFTA countries

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