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Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL6174, tabled on 20 March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Mobarik on 24 January (HL Deb, col 550) concerning UK exports, what criteria the Department for International Trade uses in deciding which markets and sectors to target through its export campaigns.

Answered on

3 April 2017

No set criteria are used in deciding which market-sectors should be export campaigns. Instead a range of different factors determine the campaigns. Primarily, we consider the ability of Government to add value to UK exports as recorded by the ONS. This is judged over a five-year forecasting period. We also consider the diversification across sectors and markets to ensure the portfolio of export campaigns is balanced. It is a proven framework for analysing where Government interventions can add the most value for the benefit of the whole of the UK.