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Trade Agreements

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 60174, tabled on 16 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which international agreements, deals and memoranda of understanding the Government has signed with foreign governments relating to bilateral trade with the UK in the last 12 months.

Answered on

19 January 2017

The UK has entered into no bilateral free trade agreements with foreign governments over the last 12 months. While we remain members of the EU, the EU has competence for trade agreements. The UK will seek to take advantage of all the opportunities available to us to ensure that Britain becomes a global leader in free trade once we leave the EU.

DIT’s Colombia office has signed an MoU with the Colombian National Hydrocarbons Agency as part of the State Visit of President Santos. This MOU establishes linkages between the UK and Colombia as key strategic offshore hydrocarbons sector partners.

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