Trade Agreements

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 26th October 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, which of the continuity trade agreements negotiated by her Department since 2016 have been physically signed in person by (a) the Secretary of State for International Trade, (b) Ministers from her Department, (c) Ministers from other Departments, (d) civil servants from her Department and (e) civil servants from other Departments.

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

In under two years, HM Government has agreed trade agreements with 51 countries. The Rt Hon. Lady will know that a number of continuity trade agreements cover more than one country, however the number of continuity trade agreements physically signed by Ministers and civil servants referenced are below:

My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade: Seven

Ministers from the Department for International Trade: Five

Ministers from other departments: Three

Civil Servants from the Department for International Trade: One

Civil Servants from other departments: Six

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