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Trade Agreements

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 140981, tabled on 3 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many preferential trade agreements he plans to have (a) in draft and (b) agreed with which countries by March 2019.

Answered on

9 May 2018

We are currently talking to a number of countries on a variety of future trading options, which could include new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). As a priority, we are working to secure continuity for our existing EU trade agreements with over 70 countries.

In accordance with the terms of the draft Withdrawal Agreement, we will be able to negotiate, sign and ratify new trade agreements after we leave the EU in March 2019, allowing us to establish and enhance our trading relationships with old allies and new friends.

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