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UK Trade with EU: Non-tariff Barriers

Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN 49188, tabled on 18 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps his Department is taking to protect UK industries from non-tariff barriers after the UK leaves the EU.

Answered on

26 October 2016

My Department is considering the full range of possible non-tariff barriers to trade across all areas of importance to the UK economy, and assessing ways in which these might be addressed.

The Government is committed to securing an agreement which will give British businesses the best possible arrangements to trade with, and operate within, the European market.

As the Prime Minister has said, the UK will remain the most passionate, consistent and convincing global advocate of free trade. We will seize the opportunities of our departure from the EU to forge a new role for the UK in the world.