Trade Agreements

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, pursuant to her oral contribution of 14 September 2020, Official Report, column 28, if she will publish an example of a standard chapter on the subsidies in a free trade agreement; and if she will make a statement.

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

The chapter on subsidies that has been agreed between the United Kingdom and Japan is an example of the commitments that are appropriate in a free trade agreement between two sovereign nations with developed economies. On publication, I refer the Hon. Gentleman to the answer given to the Rt Hon. Lady for Islington South and Finsbury by my Rt Hon. Friend the Minister for Trade Policy on 21st September 2020 (UIN 90979).

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