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Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL17730, tabled on 4 September 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a joint-letter from a group of worldwide business federations coordinated by the United States Chamber of Commerce warning against the impact that a no-deal Brexit could have on global trade as reported by The Times on 4 September.

Answered on

9 September 2019

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

The Government is accelerating Brexit preparations so that it is ready to leave the EU on 31 October, whatever the circumstances. The UK is ready to continue trading on day 1 of Brexit and will show it can globally trade its way to prosperity, stability and security.

The Department for International Trade is giving businesses accurate, official, up-to-date information on what will and won’t change when the UK leaves the EU on 31 October. It is also providing businesses with the actions they need to take to continue trading with minimal disruption. Businesses should familiarise themselves with the detailed and wide-ranging Brexit guidance available on so they understand how to prepare for a potential no deal Brexit scenario.

Original answer

It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.