Department for International Trade

We secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.


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Secretary of State

Elizabeth Truss
Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

Ministers of State
Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
Baroness Berridge - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Women)
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State
Graham Stuart - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)
Ranil Jayawardena - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

Scheduled Event
Wednesday 12th May 2021
14:00
International Trade Committee - Oral evidence - Select & Joint Committees
12 May 2021, 2 p.m.
UK Export Finance
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Scheduled Event
Wednesday 19th May 2021
14:00
International Trade Committee - Private Meeting - Select & Joint Committees
19 May 2021, 2 p.m.

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Scheduled Event
Thursday 10th June 2021
09:30
Department for International Trade
Oral questions - Main Chamber
10 Jun 2021, 9:30 a.m.
International Trade (including Topical Questions)
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Debates
Tuesday 27th April 2021
Select Committee Docs
Friday 31st December 2021
00:00
Call for Evidence
Call For Evidence
Select Committee Inquiry
Monday 8th February 2021
UK-EU trading relationship

Background

The Committee has launched an inquiry into the UK-EU trading relationship, which is now (following the end of the …

Written Answers
Thursday 29th April 2021
Iron and Steel: Imports
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on steps that …
Secondary Legislation
Thursday 1st April 2021
Trade Preference Scheme (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
These Regulations are made under the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (c.22). They amend the Trade Preference Scheme (EU Exit) …
Bills
Tuesday 15th December 2020
Trade (Disclosure of Information) Act 2020
A Bill to make provision about the disclosure of information relating to trade.
Dept. Publications
Tuesday 11th May 2021
11:43
WTO General Council: UK statements
News and Communications

Department for International Trade Commons Appearances

Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPs

Other Commons Chamber appearances can be:
  • Urgent Questions where the Speaker has selected a question to which a Minister must reply that day
  • Adjornment Debates a 30 minute debate attended by a Minister that concludes the day in Parliament.
  • Oral Statements informing the Commons of a significant development, where backbench MP's can then question the Minister making the statement.

Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue

Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.

Most Recent Commons Appearances by Category
Date Type Title
Apr. 15 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Nov. 17 Urgent Questions Continuity Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny
Mar. 15 Written Statements Future Trading Relationship with Australia
Apr. 21 Westminster Hall CPTPP
Jul. 01 Adjournment Debate Covid-19: International Language Schools
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Department for International Trade has not tabled any Bills during the current Session.


Department for International Trade - Laid Secondary Legislation

Dates Department Title Type
Laid
1 Apr 2021
In Force
23 Apr 2021
Department for International Trade Trade Preference Scheme (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
Made negative procedure
These Regulations are made under the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (c.22). They amend the Trade Preference Scheme (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/1438) to correct typographical or similar errors.
Laid
12 Jan 2021
In Force
Not stated
Department for International Trade Cat and Dog Fur (Control of Movement etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
Draft affirmative procedure
Explanatory text not available
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Petitions addressed by Department for International Trade

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
111,077
Petition Closed

Omit the NHS from any future trade deal with the US

Gov Responded - 23 Jun 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020
11 Nov 2020
closed 6 months ago

As the Coronavirus escalates, there are concerns that a trade deal between the UK Government and the US deal might not exempt our NHS, leaving it vulnerable to privatisation and in direct contradiction to promises this would not happen.

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Departmental Select Committee

International Trade Committee

Commons Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.

At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries.

Select Committee findings are reported to the Commons, printed, and published on the Parliament website. The government then usually has 60 days to reply to the committee's recommendations.


11 Members of the International Trade Committee
Angus Brendan MacNeil Portrait
Angus Brendan MacNeil (Scottish National Party - Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
International Trade Committee Chair since 29th January 2020
Craig Williams Portrait
Craig Williams (Conservative - Montgomeryshire)
International Trade Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Mick Whitley Portrait
Mick Whitley (Labour - Birkenhead)
International Trade Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Martin Vickers Portrait
Martin Vickers (Conservative - Cleethorpes)
International Trade Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Mark Menzies Portrait
Mark Menzies (Conservative - Fylde)
International Trade Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick (Labour (Co-op) - Preston)
International Trade Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Paul Girvan Portrait
Paul Girvan (Democratic Unionist Party - South Antrim)
International Trade Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Mark Garnier Portrait
Mark Garnier (Conservative - Wyre Forest)
International Trade Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Taiwo Owatemi Portrait
Taiwo Owatemi (Labour - Coventry North West)
International Trade Committee Member since 8th June 2020
Lloyd Russell-Moyle Portrait
Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour (Co-op) - Brighton, Kemptown)
International Trade Committee Member since 28th September 2020
Anthony Mangnall Portrait
Anthony Mangnall (Conservative - Totnes)
International Trade Committee Member since 9th November 2020
International Trade Committee: Upcoming Events
International Trade Committee - Oral evidence
UK Export Finance
12 May 2021, 2 p.m.
At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Richard Simon-Lewis - Director & Head of Origination, Client Coverage, Marketing & Communications at UK Export Finance
Vomic Shah - Global Head of Origination at UK Export Finance
At 3.10pm: Oral evidence
Mark Ling - Head of Trade & Supplier Finance at Santander UK
Bhavna Saraf - Head of Trade Product at Lloyds Banking Group
Ian Tandy MBE - Managing Director, Global Trade & Receivables Finance UK at HSBC UK
At 3.50pm: Oral evidence
Dr Kamala Dawar - Senior Lecturer in International Trade & Commercial Law at University of Sussex
Adrian Jones - Trade & Export Finance Manager at Boskalis Marine Contracting Ltd

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International Trade Committee - Private Meeting
19 May 2021, 2 p.m.
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Department for International Trade Publications


Department for International Trade Written Questions

Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.

Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.

Latest Written Question
Date Title Questioner
29 Apr 2021, midnight UK Export Finance Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of UK Export Finance; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Graham Stuart - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Dissolution.

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