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Overseas Trade

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL16675, tabled on 25 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of proposals by the Centre for Policy Studies to establish opportunity zones to increase trade after Brexit.

Answered on

9 July 2019

The Department for International Trade is committed to encouraging trade, investment, and economic growth across the whole of the UK. DIT teams around the world promote investment opportunities across the UK, and through the High Potential Opportunities programme in particular, we showcase those investment opportunities which are overlooked, misunderstood or under-estimated – including Aquaculture in Dorset, sustainable packaging in Great Manchester, and carbon fibre manufacturing in the Tess Valley.

We are open to new ideas that deliver economic advantage to the UK and will consider the proposals put forward by the Centre for Policy Studies as we consider how to take advantage of new freedoms once we have left the European Union.