Trade Agreements: Japan

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 29th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Myners Lord Myners Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any reason not to reach an agreement with the EU on state aid which uses the wording and intent evidenced in the free trade agreement reached with Japan.

Photo of Lord True Lord True Chair, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

We want to reach an agreement and believe there is time to do so. We will continue to work hard to achieve it.

In all our trade negotiations, including in our ongoing negotiations with the EU, we consistently make proposals which provide for open and fair competition, on the basis of high standards, in a way which is appropriate to a modern free trade agreement between sovereign and autonomous equals.

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