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.
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.