Audio-visual Industry: 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, with reference to Article 8.4 of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Trade Agreement, what the process of Parliamentary scrutiny would be in the event that audio-visual services were added to the Article.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reasons the potential impact of investor state dispute settlement mechanisms are not covered in 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, what plans she has for (a) monitoring and (b) reviewing the environmental impact of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement through periodic sustainability impact assessments.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of the provisions of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on relating to dialogue with civil society organisations on the (a) frequency of joint dialogues and (b) public availability of submissions to those dialogues.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans she has for the practical operation of the tariff rate quota system for the goods listed in paragraphs 1 to 10 of Sub-Section 2 of Annex 2-A, Part 3, Section 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, whether her Department has made a forecast of the proportion of available quotas that will be used by EU exports of the goods listed in paragraphs 1 to 10 of Sub-Section 2 of Annex 2-A, Part 3, Section B of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement in each of the next five years.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what comparative forecast her Department has made of the potential change in demand for UK exports to Japan of the goods listed in paragraphs 1 to 10 of Sub-Section 2 of Annex 2-A, Part 3, Section B of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic partnership Agreement (a) over the next five years and (b) the under a scenario of continuing the terms of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership 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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