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Department for International Trade written question – answered on 29th January 2021.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support her Department is providing to the maritime industry to help increase exports of maritime (a) products and (b) services.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

The maritime sector contributes approximately £17bn GVA to the UK’s economy and is responsible for £12bn in exports. The sector directly supports over 220,000 jobs and transports 95% of the UK’s imports and exports in goods.

To support the maritime industry, the Department for International Trade (DIT) is delivering the Maritime Trade and Investment 5-year Plan which focuses on the key themes and drivers of growth identified in the Government’s Maritime 2050 Strategy. The plan has been developed in partnership with key industry bodies to increase the UK exports of maritime goods and services.

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