We secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.
Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP
Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
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 MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
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.
|Sep. 03||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Oct. 07||Urgent Questions||No-deal Brexit: Schedule of Tariffs|
|Mar. 11||Westminster Hall||Women in the Commonwealth: Trade and Investment|
|Jul. 01||Adjournment Debate||Covid-19: International Language Schools|
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|Trade Bill 2019-21||2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 8 September, 2020||
Committee stage: House of Lords
29 Sep 2020
|17 Sep 2020, 7:13 p.m.|
|A Bill to make provision about the implementation of international trade agreements; to make provision establishing the Trade Remedies Authority and conferring functions on it; and to make provision about the collection and disclosure of information relating to trade.|
2 Sep 2020
|Department for International Trade||Prevention of Trade Diversion (Key Medicines) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Draft affirmative procedure|
|Regulation (EU) 2016/793 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 to avoid trade diversion into the European Union of certain key medicines, as that Regulation applies in Great Britain at the end of the transition period, is amended by these Regulations.|
14 Jul 2020
5 Aug 2020
|Department for International Trade||Trade Remedies (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|These Regulations, which come into force on 5th August 2020, amend the statutory instruments implementing the United Kingdom trade remedies system.|
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, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Sep. 18||Dr Liam Fox through to 2nd round in WTO Director General contest||News and Communications|
|Sep. 17||US exports drive home success for UK golf trolley manufacturer||News and Communications|
|Sep. 14||UK-Japan trade deal offers boost to Welsh businesses||News and Communications|
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.
|18 Sep 2020, 10:17 a.m.||Trade Agreements: Vietnam||Emily Thornberry|
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when her Department last held negotiations with the Government of Vietnam on a potential trade agreement that would take effect when existing EU trade agreements no longer apply to the UK; and at what level those negotiations were held.
Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)
HM Government has ambitious goals for British trade; our aim is to have 80% of United Kingdom trade with countries covered by free trade agreements within the next three years, starting with the USA, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Work to transition EU trade agreements contributes to this ambition.
To date, the United Kingdom has signed, or agreed in principle, 21 trade agreements, with 49 countries. This includes the United Kingdom–Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, which was agreed in principle on 11th September 2020. Our total trade with these countries was worth £142 billion in 2019.
We are continuing our work to replicate existing EU trade agreements with trading partners, to secure continuity for British businesses at the end of the transition period. Negotiations continue on the remaining trade continuity agreements in a way that reflects the reality of the current situation.
An up-to-date list of trade continuity agreements, signed and in discussion, is available on GOV.UK at: gov.uk/guidance/uk-trade-agreements-with-non-eu-countries