Trade Agreements

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 14th January 2021.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

What recent steps she has taken to ensure continuity of trading relationships for UK businesses after the end of the transition period.

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

In under two years, HM Government has secured trade deals with 63 countries, which covered £217 billion of trade in 2019. Taken alongside our recent deal with the European Union, trade with countries worth £897 billion in 2019 is now covered. No country, anywhere in the world, at any point in history, has conducted trade negotiations concurrently on this scale nor with our ambition.

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