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Trade: Disease Control

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 46540, tabled on 13 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the relationship between (a) free trade, (b) porous borders and (c) the spread of highly contagious pandemics.

Answered on

21 May 2020

Free trade has a vital role in addressing the immediate impact – and resolving the longer term effects – of this pandemic. This Department is working with our international partners to co-ordinate international strategy that will help protect and manage global supply of essential goods and services, including medical products.

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Department for International Trade