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Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 65443, tabled on 24 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the draft World Trade Organisation schedules on the cost-efficiency of UK automotive industry exporters should those schedules apply to UK trade with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

Answered on

6 March 2017

The Prime Minister set out a clear and comprehensive plan for our future relationship with Europe including, as a priority, the pursuit of a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement.

We are closely engaged with stakeholders in the automotive and other sectors to understand their interests in the UK’s future trading arrangements with the EU and to ensure the best possible outcome for UK businesses and consumers.

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Department for International Trade