Origin Marking: 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 estimate she has made of the timescale for the examination and opposition procedure for the UK’s proposed geographical indications under the provisions of 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, what form the examination and opposition procedure for the UK’s proposed geographical indications will take under the provisions of 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, whether the provisions of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on trade in food, drink and agricultural products were shared in draft form with the (a) Trade and Agriculture Commission and (b) the Trade Advisory Group covering Agri-Food.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to make the positions adopted on (a) net neutrality and (b) data localisation in the negotiations on the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement explicit objectives in future trade negotiations.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the operation of the provisions on free flows of data between the UK and Japan under UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement will be conditional on the UK’s negotiation of a corresponding data adequacy agreement with the EU before 1 January 2020.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what comparative assessment she has made of the differences between the provisions of the (a) UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and (b) EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement on public subsidies.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what substantive changes to the equivalent provisions in the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement has been made to the sectors reserved from further liberalisation have been made under Annexes I and II to Annex 8-B of 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, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on the operation of cumulation and rules of origin clauses in the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement in the event that (a) these are not reflected in the UK-EU free trade agreement and (b) no such agreement is reached before the end of the transition period.

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 Article 8.4 of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of (a) inclusion and (b) exclusion of audio-visual services from that Agreement.

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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