Government Procurement Agreement: Shipbuilding

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 19th July 2021.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government's accession to the WTO's Agreement on Government Procurement includes an exemption to UK shipbuilding.

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

The procurement of ships, boats and floating structures is covered under Annex 4 of the UK’s schedules of the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Government Procurement. This is provided no other exceptions apply.

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