To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many free trade agreements with third parties the UK is party to as a result of its membership of the EU ; and how many of those agreements the UK Government plans to replicate after the UK leaves the EU.
6 November 2018
As an EU member state, the UK currently participates in around 40 free trade agreements. A list of these agreements can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/negotiations-and-agreements/.
The Government is seeking continuity for the effects of these agreements as we leave the EU.