Economic Partnership Agreements: Commonwealth

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 30th December 2021.

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Photo of Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what priority they are giving to negotiating economic partnership agreements with Commonwealth countries.

Photo of Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Lord Grimstone of Boscobel The Minister of State, Department for International Trade, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

We are committed to working with our friends and allies in the Commonwealth to remove unnecessary barriers to free and fair trade.

The UK already has trade deals with 33 Commonwealth members. In addition, a further 15 Commonwealth members who qualify as developing countries benefit from reduced tariffs under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences.

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