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Trade Agreements

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL13586, tabled on 23 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel on 22 February (HL13173), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, further to the UK's departure from the EU, with which countries they have signed continuity trade agreements.

Answered on

9 March 2021

We have secured trade agreements with 65 countries, plus the EU, covering £890 billion of trade in 2019, equivalent to 63% of the United Kingdom’s total trade.

On 2nd March, HM Government signed a Trade Partnership Agreement with Ghana.

Some countries with which we have signed agreements have not been able to bring the agreement into effect or have not been able to do so fully. They are in the process of completing the final necessary steps to allow the agreements to enter into effect fully. This is the case for Canada, Jordan and Mexico.

We have set out on GOV.UK the signed agreements that entered into effect on 1st January and have published advice for those agreements that are not in place fully. The link can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-trade-agreements-with-non-eu-countries.