Trade Agreements: Zimbabwe

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

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Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the trading relationship between the UK and Zimbabwe.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The UK continues to support trade and investment with Zimbabwe. In 2021, trade between the UK and Zimbabwe was £126 million. The UK-Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Economic Partnership Agreement signed in 2020 ensures Zimbabwean companies continue to enjoy duty free and quota free exports to the UK. This agreement means shoppers in the UK can continue to enjoy Zimbabwean products like blueberries, peas and tea. The UK is also working with the Government of Zimbabwe to attract British investment in sectors such as renewable energy and financial services.

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