Trade Barriers: Exports

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 27th May 2022.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade barriers to UK exporters were (a) identified on the Digital Market Access Service database and (b) resolved in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade barriers to UK importers were (a) identified on the Digital Market Access Service database and (b) resolved in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade barriers to UK exporters have been recorded on the Digital Market Access Service (DMAS) database (a) in total and (b) by each region of the UK in each year since its launch; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade barriers, to UK importers, by region of the UK were (a) identified on the Digital Market Access Service database and (b) resolved in each year since 2019; and if she will make a statement.

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

The Digital Market Access Service (DMAS) is used to record the barriers that British businesses face when exporting to and investing in overseas markets.

Since the launch of DMAS in early 2019, a total of 1099 and 787 pre-existing trade barriers were registered in 2019-20 and 2020-21 respectively.

In those same years, 181 barriers across 61 countries and 217 barriers across 74 countries were resolved respectively.

Our statistics and analysis are at a national level.

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