Trade Agreements: Australia

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 15th July 2021.

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Photo of Dean Russell Dean Russell Conservative, Watford

What recent assessment she has made of the potential benefits of the free trade deal with Australia for the East of England.

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

More than 1,600 East of England firms exported to Australia in 2020. A removal of tariffs on the East of England’s key exports to Australia in life sciences, clothing and motor industry can create more opportunities for businesses in the region.

Cutting red tape and aligning standards could also support growth in exports of life sciences.

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