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Foreign Investment in UK

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 10289, tabled on 12 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Trade in the Westminster Hall debate of 12 September 2017, on foreign direct investment, what plans he has to introduce trade defence mechanisms; and how he plans to use trade remedies to address any unfair practices undertaken by foreign competitors.

Answered on

19 September 2017

We will bring forward legislation to put in place the essential and necessary legislative framework to allow the UK to operate its own independent trade policy upon exit from the European Union. This includes introducing legislation for a trade remedies system that will allow the UK to appropriately address alleged cases of unfair practice by foreign companies, while also remaining a champion of global free trade.