Exports: Japan

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 19th November 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, what the key reasons are for the reduction in the projected increases in the (a) volume and (b) percentage of UK exports under the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement in the (a) policy paper on UK-Japan free trade agreement: the UK's strategic approach published on 13 May 2020 and (b) UK-Japan CEPA: final impact assessment published on 22 October 2020.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the UK-Japan CEPA: final impact assessment published on 22 October 2020, what the reasons are for the difference in the projected increase in exports for (a) Japanese companies and (b) UK companies under the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the UK-Japan CEPA: final impact assessment published on 22 October 2020, what estimate she has made of the proportion of the projected £13.04bn in increased imports from Japan over the next 15 years that will replace or substitute for domestic sales by UK producers and service companies.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has made an assessment of the potential effect on local economies in the UK of the potential substitution of Japanese imports for domestic production by UK producers and service companies under the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the UK-Japan CEPA: final impact assessment published on 22 October 2020, if she will make an estimate in (a) in monetary and (b) percentage terms of the potential contribution of additional exports of UK goods and services to Japan to the forecast increase in national GDP under the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement over the next 15 years.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make a comparative assessment of the projected increases for (a) UK exports and GDP under the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. and (b) a scenario of rolling over the terms of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement in (i) monetary and (ii) percentage of growth terms.

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

In response to the Rt Hon. Member’s questions, I refer her to my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade’s letter of 11 November 2020 on these issues. A copy has been deposited in the House library.

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