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UK Trade with EU

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 105909, tabled on 6 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21 August 2017, what plans his Department has made to support UK industry in the event that the Government fails to reach an agreement during its negotiations with the EU on continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK.

Answered on

16 October 2017

The Government is working towards a mutually beneficial outcome to the withdrawal negotiations. Nevertheless, a responsible government plans for contingency scenarios. The Department is actively considering all options in order to minimise disruption for UK businesses and avoid the introduction of new regulatory barriers. We continue to engage with UK stakeholders to understand their concerns and interests.