Trade Agreements: Japan

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 28th September 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the required level is of (a) UK inputs and (b) cumulative UK and EU inputs to meet rules of origin thresholds for goods for export to Japan under the recently agreed UK-Japan free trade agreement; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the differences in the tariff free quotas between (a) the trade agreement agreed by the UK and Japan and (b) the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what visa-free quotas have been agreed to exempt Japanese employees or family members from visa quotas under the recently agreed UK-Japan trade agreement; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

After the agreement is signed, the full text will be laid in parliament. Furthermore, a parliamentary report, setting out in detail any areas where there are material differences between the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), will be published.

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