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Developing Countries: Overseas Trade

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 134882, tabled on 28 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the openness to trade in UK (a) goods and (b) services of developing countries in receipt of UK aid broken down by recipient country.

Answered on

16 April 2018

The Department for International Trade and the Department for International Development are working together to ensure development and global prosperity are at the heart of UK trade and investment policy, supporting countries to leave aid dependency behind and become our trading partners of the future.

Assessments of trade openness are available from sources such as the World Trade Organisation’s Trade Policy Reviews. In countries where DFID has a bilateral aid programme, DFID is helping to address the barriers to inclusive growth.