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Trade Agreements

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 50688, tabled on 27 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with which governments of non-EU countries he has discussed future trade agreements since his Department was created.

Answered on

4 November 2016

We will take advantage of all the opportunities available to us to ensure that Britain becomes the global leader in free trade once we leave the EU. As the Prime Minister has recently said, countries including Canada, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and South Korea have already told us they would welcome talks on future free trade agreements. And we have already agreed to start scoping discussions on trade agreements with Australia. More recently, my Rt. Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade announced the establishment of a UK-New Zealand trade policy dialogue that will cover market access and trade policy issues of mutual interest.