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Ceramics: Exports

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 51038, tabled on 17 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to help increase global export opportunities for British ceramics.

Answered on

27 September 2021

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

The British ceramics industry is world-renowned and can access new markets more easily through our future Free Trade Agreements. For example, in June, we reached Agreement in Principle with Australia. This fundamentally liberalising agreement removes tariffs on all UK exports, including ceramics.

Alongside our trade deals, we provide a range of exporting support to help businesses grow internationally, including trade advisers locally and overseas; financial exporting support from UK Export Finance’s specialists; access to the UK Export Academy and the Digital Exporting Programme. This includes access to one-to-one guidance on digital sales and marketing.

Businesses interested in more information on export opportunities for British ceramics can visit https://www.great.gov.uk/.

Original answer

The British ceramics industry is world-renowned and can access new markets more easily through our future Free Trade Agreements. For example, in June, we reached Agreement in Principle with Australia. This fundamentally liberalising agreement removes tariffs on all UK exports, including ceramics.

Alongside our trade deals, we provide a range of exporting support to help businesses grow internationally, including trade advisers locally and overseas; financial exporting support from UK Export Finance’s specialists; access to the UK Export Academy and the Digital Exporting Programme. This includes access to one-to-one guidance on digital sales and marketing.

Businesses interested in more information on export opportunities for British ceramics can visit https://www.gov.uk/ask-export-support-team.