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Trade Agreements

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 157009, tabled on 25 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the objectives of the Government's independent trade policy for the future are.

Answered on

28 June 2018

As set out in the Government’s White Paper, ‘Preparing for our future UK trade policy’, the overarching objective of the UK’s trade policy is enhanced economic prosperity for the UK, through the development and delivery of a UK trade policy that delivers benefits for business, workers and consumers across the whole of the UK. The Government will:

• pursue economic prosperity for the UK and lead by example through our liberal economy and pursuit of free trade;

• develop, support and enforce a fair and proportionate rules-based system for trade, domestically and internationally;

• develop a trading framework which supports foreign and domestic policy, sustainability, security, environmental and development goals; and

• develop a trade agenda that is inclusive and transparent.

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