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Trade and Agriculture Commission

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 13024, tabled on 9 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when the new Trade and Agriculture Commission will be established; and when the Government plans to respond to the recommendations made by in Interim Trade and Agriculture Commission’s Final Report published in March 2021.

Answered on

14 June 2021

On 7 June, the Department for International Trade (DIT) launched a call for expressions of interest for expert advisors to join the new Trade and Agriculture Commission. The Commission will be established in time to scrutinise the planned free trade agreement with Australia, to inform parliamentary scrutiny following signature.

DIT officials have been working closely with Whitehall Departments on the Government’s response to each of the 22 recommendations in the original Trade and Agriculture Commission’s report. The Government will publish the response as soon as it is ready.