Electric Vehicles: China

Department for Business and Trade written question – answered at on 20 November 2023.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment has she made of the potential impact of the European Commission anti-subsidy investigation into electric vehicle imports from China on the UK electric vehicle sector.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade) (jointly with the Cabinet Office)

On the 4th of October the European Commission initiated an anti-subsidy investigation into imports of new battery electric vehicles from China. Officials will continue monitoring developments around the investigation and will assess its implications for the UK as more information is publicly available.

The automotive industry is a vital part of our economy, and the Government is determined to ensure that the UK remains one of the best locations in the world for automotive manufacturing and continue to support industry through its longstanding programmes.

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