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Generalised System of Preferences

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 27946, tabled on 11 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to maintain UK membership of the EU GSP+ Trade Scheme; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

17 March 2020

After the Transition Period, the UK will have a trade preference scheme which at least maintains the preferential market access we currently offer to developing countries.

We intend that the scheme will have three tiers:

• The General Framework for low and lower-middle income countries that receive the EU’s standard Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)

• The Enhanced Framework for vulnerable low and lower-middle income countries that are part of the EU’s GSP+.
• The Least Developed Country Framework for least developed countries which currently benefit from the EU’s Everything But Arms.