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Debates

Date Department Forum Title
Wed 20 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Trade Bill
51 speeches (25,450 words)
Tue 19 May 2020 Department for International Trade Written Statements UK Global Tariff
1 speech (617 words)
Mon 18 May 2020 Department for International Trade Written Statements Future Trading Relationship with the US
1 speech (495 words)
Wed 13 May 2020 Department for International Trade Written Statements Negotiations with Japan
1 speech (926 words)
Tue 12 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Africa: Trade Negotiations
4 speeches (250 words)
Tue 12 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Covid-19: Trade Barriers
4 speeches (260 words)
Tue 12 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Covid-19: Business Support
7 speeches (311 words)
Tue 12 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Human Rights
4 speeches (249 words)
Tue 12 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Import of Medical Products
10 speeches (687 words)
Tue 12 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Protectionism
4 speeches (177 words)
Tue 12 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Free Trade Deals
13 speeches (736 words)
Tue 12 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber US Free Trade Agreement
12 speeches (956 words)
Tue 12 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber SMEs: US Trade Agreement
4 speeches (249 words)
Tue 12 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Oral Answers to Questions
142 speeches (8,973 words)
Mon 11 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Personal Statement
1 speech (264 words)
Wed 06 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Equality of Opportunity
8 speeches (402 words)
Wed 06 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber STEM Subjects
4 speeches (222 words)
Wed 06 May 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber LGBT Rights
9 speeches (473 words)

Questions

Date Title Questioner
29 May 2020, 11:12 a.m. Overseas Trade: China Lord Alton of Liverpool

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Henry Jackson Society Breaking the China Supply Chain: How the ‘Five Eyes’ Can Decouple From Strategic Dependency, published on 14 May, which states that the UK is strategically dependent on China for 229 categories of goods, 57 of which are used in critical national infrastructure

Answer (Lord Grimstone of Boscobel)

HM Government is protecting our national security while ensuring the United Kingdom remains a global champion of free trade and an attractive destination for international investment.

My Department is working with other departments and our counterparts overseas to ensure the continued flow of critical equipment and supplies through this pandemic, as well as supporting trading businesses as the economy recovers. This includes diversifying the import and export markets for British businesses, which will allow them to build resilience into their supply chains.

27 May 2020, 3:18 p.m. Department for International Trade: Chief Scientific Advisers Greg Clark

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many meetings she had with her Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser (a) from 1 September to 30 November 2019 and (b) from 1 December 2019 to 29 February 2020.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

The Department for International Trade draws from a range of scientific advice and expertise, including from the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, the Chief Scientific Advisers in individual Government Departments, and academics and researchers. In line with the practice of successive administrations, details of internal meetings are not normally disclosed.

26 May 2020, 5:44 p.m. Football Association Premier League: Illegal Broadcasting Justin Madders

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effect on Premier League income of piracy from overseas broadcast rights.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

We are aware of the impact of overseas broadcast piracy on major sports rights holders, including the Premier League, and other UK-owned intellectual property rights owners. This is a commercial matter and the direct impact of overseas broadcasting piracy can be found in their public statements. We will remain vigilant in respect of any instances of illegal broadcasting of Premier League football and other UK-owned intellectual property rights, at home and abroad.

26 May 2020, 5:39 p.m. Protectionism: Drugs and Food Sir John Hayes

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will take steps to promote protectionism to reduce the UK's dependence on international trade for supplies of (a) medicines and (b) food.

Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)

As set out in my previous answer to my Hon. Friend for South Holland and The Deepings on 21st May, UIN:46540, free trade has a vital role in addressing the immediate impact – and resolving the longer-term effects – of this pandemic. It is imperative that we keep our markets open to maintain the flow of essential goods and services, including medical products. Free trade is the best way to both back Britain’s businesses and make sure we have the supplies we need.

26 May 2020, 4:52 p.m. Overseas Trade: Africa Lord Chidgey

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mitigate disruption to UK–Africa supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answer (Lord Grimstone of Boscobel)

The Department for International Trade is actively monitoring trade restrictions and their impact on supply chains and is working with partner governments in Africa to reduce disruption to them. At the G20, the United Kingdom supported commitment to keeping supply chains open and ensuring that restrictions are proportionate, temporary, and transparent. We have worked with Egypt on the supply of PPE and other medical equipment, and with Tunisia and Morocco so that electronic certificates of origin for goods they import are accepted for the duration of the Covid-19 period, mitigating disruption to UK-Africa supply chains by streamlining the customs process.

HMG is supporting African countries during the Covid-19 crisis through development assistance. This includes a vulnerable supply chains facility and programmes working in partnership with countries to respond to disruptions in global trade and supply chains in several countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, Mozambique and Lesotho.

26 May 2020, 4:50 p.m. World Economy: Coronavirus Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the aim expressed in OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy (CP 239) to deliver a “cleaner, more sustainable” world economy after the COVID-19 pandemic, what steps they are taking to achieve this aim through trade policy.

Answer (Lord Grimstone of Boscobel)

HM Government intends to support Britain’s economy to become stronger, cleaner, and more resilient after this crisis. A clean and resilient economic recovery will boost exports and create employment in the low-carbon industries of the future, while ensuring we address the linked challenges of public health, climate change, and biodiversity. Our ambitious trade policy agenda can support these aims, by promoting trade in low-carbon goods and services through Free Trade Agreements and at the WTO. HM Government will also continue to lead work on the international economic recovery through our upcoming COP26 and G7 Presidencies.

26 May 2020, 3:02 p.m. Iran: Arms Trade Baroness Eaton

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure British dual-use exports to Iran will not be deployed for non-civilian purposes following the expiration of the UN conventional arms embargo in October.

Answer (Lord Grimstone of Boscobel)

Although the UN conventional arms embargo is due to expire in October 2020, the EU arms embargo will remain in place until October 2023 and is binding on the United Kingdom until the end of the transition period, at which point our sanctions on exports to Iran will come into force.

Dual-use exports not prohibited under the Iran sanctions are subject to the normal export licensing process and currently assessed against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.

22 May 2020, 9:53 a.m. World Trade Organisation John Spellar

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the UK's policy is on the future of the World Trade Organisation.

Answer (Greg Hands)

The UK believes a strong, rules based, multilateral trading system, with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at its core, is in the best interests of all nations. The UK is working to strengthen and reform the WTO, so it can continue to deliver a free, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent framework for trade between countries. This will play an important role in resolving the economic effects of the global pandemic.

We are engaging closely with the WTO Secretariat and the wider Membership to achieve an early resumption of the WTO’s regular work. Our priorities are making progress on updating the WTO rulebook, in particular in the areas of digital, services and the environment, and to improve transparency.

We continue to support a fully-functioning dispute settlement system with an appeal function and remain committed to finding a permanent resolution to the impasse of the Appellate Body.

21 May 2020, 2:37 p.m. Trade: Disease Control Sir John Hayes

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the relationship between (a) free trade, (b) porous borders and (c) the spread of highly contagious pandemics.

Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)

Free trade has a vital role in addressing the immediate impact – and resolving the longer term effects – of this pandemic. This Department is working with our international partners to co-ordinate international strategy that will help protect and manage global supply of essential goods and services, including medical products.

21 May 2020, 12:26 p.m. Exports: Worcestershire Sajid Javid

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to support exporters in (a) Worcestershire (b) Bromsgrove constituency.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) delivers a range of export services across the West Midlands. The steps include support for accessing international exporting opportunities and participation in trade missions; providing export credit and insurance through UK Export Finance (UKEF); access to DIT’s international network and face to face support provided by experienced international trade advisers. There is a dedicated local DIT team of five international trade advisers based in Worcester, which covers Hereford and Worcestershire including the Bromsgrove constituency.

UKEF also has its own network of Export Finance managers who act as local points of contact for exporters and businesses with export potential. Further information is available at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/find-an-export-finance-manager.

21 May 2020, 12:22 p.m. Fossil Fuels: Argentina Caroline Lucas

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the value was of export credits awarded to oil, gas and fracking projects in Argentina in each of the last 10 years.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

Since current records began in May 2011, UK Export Finance (UKEF) has not provided support directly to any fracking projects in Argentina.

UKEF provided an export working capital guarantee of £375,000 to support a UK company to provide a drilling simulator and consultancy services in Argentina in March 2017.

In September 2017 UKEF provided an export working capital guarantee of £290,000 to the same exporter for provision of drilling consultancy services in Argentina.

20 May 2020, 5:45 p.m. Trade Barriers: Scotland David Mundell

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has made representations to her counterparts in the (a) EU and (b) US Administration on urgently suspending tariffs on US and EU consumer goods as a result of the steel-aluminium and Airbus disputes during the covid-19 outbreak, in order to support Scottish exporters that are subject to US tariffs.

Answer (Greg Hands)

The UK Government takes the negative impact of US tariffs and the additional impact of Covid-19 on Scottish exporters very seriously.

Last week, my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade engaged with her opposite numbers in both the US administration and the European Commission. She will continue to work with the EU, other Airbus nations and the US on a negotiated settlement to the Airbus-Boeing disputes. She will also continue to push the US and work with the EU for the removal of tariffs on both sides of the Atlantic and the rebalancing measures imposed in response.

20 May 2020, 2:15 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2020 to Question 42995, if she will publish the responses from the automotive industry.

Answer (Greg Hands)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 13 May 2020 to Question UIN: 42995.

My department published a summary of responses to the Call for Input and the Government’s response to those comments on 13 May. This is available on gov.uk, alongside the UK’s negotiating objectives for a UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement.

We took the approach of publishing a summary of responses, including from the automotive industry, rather than publishing by individual sector to protect any business sensitive information that was shared.

19 May 2020, 2:12 p.m. Trade Agreements: USA Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether it is her policy to include (a) mutual recognition of professional standards, (b) the movement of people and (c) visas as part of an international trade agreement with the United States; and if she will make a statement.

Answer (Greg Hands)

On 2 March 2020, the Department for International trade published our negotiating objectives, available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-uks-approach-to-trade-negotiations-with-the-us.

The Government stated its objective to enhance opportunities for UK service suppliers and investors for business travel to the US and to support the recognition of professional qualifications.

19 May 2020, 1:35 p.m. BeoutQ Karl McCartney

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the potential acquisition of Newcastle football club by Saudi Arabia, what discussions she has had with her Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of internet piracy by state-sponsored pirate broadcasters such as beoutQ on the export value of the UK creative industry's intellectual property.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

Officials in the Department for International Trade work closely with their counterparts in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Intellectual Property Office on matters relating to the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights around the world.

Government ministers and our Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have raised this matter with the Saudi Arabian government and will continue to make representations about any alleged broadcast infringement activities of UK IP.

We understand broadcasting piracy on satellite in Saudi Arabia, through the pirate operator beoutQ, has now stopped. This followed pressure by the UK, the US, European countries, and major sports rights holders.

We are aware that there are continued issues of infringement of UK-owned intellectual property rights across all industries through the use of IPTV apps, and we will work with the IPO to address these issues and work to protect UK intellectual property in all territories.

19 May 2020, 1:34 p.m. BeoutQ Mr Alistair Carmichael

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect on the export value of the UK sports’ broadcasting rights of pirate broadcaster, BeoutQ.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

Officials in the Department for International Trade work closely with their counterparts in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Intellectual Property Office on matters relating to the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights around the world.

Government ministers and our Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have raised this matter with the Saudi Arabian government and will continue to make representations about any alleged broadcast infringement activities of UK IP.

We understand broadcasting piracy on satellite in Saudi Arabia, through the pirate operator beoutQ, has now stopped. This followed pressure by the UK, the US, European countries, and major sports rights holders.

We are aware that there are continued issues of infringement of UK-owned intellectual property rights across all industries through the use of IPTV apps, and we will work with the IPO to address these issues and work to protect UK intellectual property in all territories.

19 May 2020, 1:34 p.m. Illegal Broadcasting: Internet Mr Alistair Carmichael

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of internet piracy by pirate broadcasters, such as beoutQ, on the export value of the UK’s intellectual property.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

Officials in the Department for International Trade work closely with their counterparts in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Intellectual Property Office on matters relating to the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights around the world.

Government ministers and our Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have raised this matter with the Saudi Arabian government and will continue to make representations about any alleged broadcast infringement activities of UK IP.

We understand broadcasting piracy on satellite in Saudi Arabia, through the pirate operator beoutQ, has now stopped. This followed pressure by the UK, the US, European countries, and major sports rights holders.

We are aware that there are continued issues of infringement of UK-owned intellectual property rights across all industries through the use of IPTV apps, and we will work with the IPO to address these issues and work to protect UK intellectual property in all territories.

19 May 2020, 1:34 p.m. BeoutQ Mr Alistair Carmichael

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, in light of the potential acquisition of Newcastle football club by Saudi Arabia, what steps her Department is taking to tackle ongoing internet piracy by Saudi Arabia-backed pirate broadcaster beoutQ.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

Officials in the Department for International Trade work closely with their counterparts in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Intellectual Property Office on matters relating to the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights around the world.

Government ministers and our Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have raised this matter with the Saudi Arabian government and will continue to make representations about any alleged broadcast infringement activities of UK IP.

We understand broadcasting piracy on satellite in Saudi Arabia, through the pirate operator beoutQ, has now stopped. This followed pressure by the UK, the US, European countries, and major sports rights holders.

We are aware that there are continued issues of infringement of UK-owned intellectual property rights across all industries through the use of IPTV apps, and we will work with the IPO to address these issues and work to protect UK intellectual property in all territories.

19 May 2020, 11:49 a.m. Trade Agreements: USA Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether it is her policy to include the cancellation of section 232 tariffs as a condition for an international trade agreement with the United States.

Answer (Greg Hands)

The UK has consistently opposed US section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminium. The UK is a close national security ally of the US and our steel and aluminium products are important for US businesses and defence, and we continue to reject any claim that they harm US national security.

The Government published its strategic and outline approach to negotiations with the United States for a UK-US Free Trade Agreement on 2 March. As set out in that paper, we will be pressing the US for the swift removal of these unjustified tariffs.

18 May 2020, 5:39 p.m. Overseas Trade: Far East Mr Gregory Campbell

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to promote trade that was previously undertaken with China with Taiwan.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

China and Taiwan remain strategically important trade partners for the UK as the world recovers from Covid-19.

The Department is continuing work to identify market opportunities through its dedicated teams in Taipei and Beijing, who are ready to provide advice and support to ensure UK businesses take full advantage of emerging opportunities.

The UK also holds annual ministerial trade talks with Taiwan, and with China through the UK-China Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO), designed to develop our trading relationships further and improve market access.

18 May 2020, 5:35 p.m. Turkey: Arms Trade Kate Osamor

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has issued any export licences to companies for the export of military munitions and equipment or components to be used by the Turkish armed forces.

Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)

Licences have been granted to both EDO MBM Technology Ltd and other companies for military items for use by the Turkish armed forces.

We continue to monitor the situation in Syria very closely and are considering the licensing position in the light of recent developments. No further export licences to Turkey, for items which might be used in military operations in Syria, will be granted while we do so.

HM Government publishes official statistics (on a quarterly and annual basis) about export licences on gov.uk; these reports contain detailed information on the type of export licences issued, refused or revoked, by destination type (e.g. military, other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences.

18 May 2020, 5:35 p.m. Turkey: Arms Trade Kate Osamor

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has issued any export licences to EDO MBM Technology Ltd for the export of military munitions and equipment or components to be used by the Turkish armed forces.

Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)

Licences have been granted to both EDO MBM Technology Ltd and other companies for military items for use by the Turkish armed forces.

We continue to monitor the situation in Syria very closely and are considering the licensing position in the light of recent developments. No further export licences to Turkey, for items which might be used in military operations in Syria, will be granted while we do so.

HM Government publishes official statistics (on a quarterly and annual basis) about export licences on gov.uk; these reports contain detailed information on the type of export licences issued, refused or revoked, by destination type (e.g. military, other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences.

18 May 2020, 5:30 p.m. Medical Equipment: Africa Baroness Sheehan

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions they have placed, or plan to put in place, on the export of testing kits and requisite materials to countries in Africa.

Answer (Lord Grimstone of Boscobel)

The Department for International Trade has not introduced any trade restrictions on the export of testing kits and requisite materials to countries in Africa.

18 May 2020, 10:28 a.m. Trade Agreements: Dispute Resolution Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether it is her policy to include investor state dispute settlement mechanisms in international trade agreements.

Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)

The precise details of any future Free Trade Agreement are a matter for formal negotiations, and we would not seek to pre-empt these discussions.


The United Kingdom has negotiated investment agreements with investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions with over 90 existing treaty partners and recognises the important role that investment protection standards can play in reassuring our investors abroad. For example, these provisions can ensure that the assets of British investors are not expropriated without compensation, and that they are not treated in a discriminatory or arbitrary manner.

15 May 2020, 12:34 p.m. Motor Vehicles: Turkey Gareth Thomas

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect on the (a) manufacturer finances and (b) employment figures in the UK motor manufacturing industry of proposed post-transition customs arrangements with Turkey.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

The UK’s manufacturing and motor manufacturing industry plays a vital role in the UK’s economy by driving exports, innovation, job creation and productivity. We want to ensure that it continues to succeed.

At the end of the transition period, the UK will no longer be a member of the partial EU-Turkey customs union. We are preparing to negotiate a trade agreement with Turkey that would allow businesses in both the UK and Turkey to continue to trade with each other under preferential terms and deliver continuity of current arrangements as far as possible.

This department continues to engage with businesses in the automotive industry to understand their priorities and inform the UK’s approach.

12 May 2020, 5:48 p.m. Overseas Trade: Israel Alexander Stafford

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to increase trade co-operation between the UK and Israel in the agricultural technology sector.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

UK and Israel have a strong and important trading relationship and we are committed to strengthening that relationship. A dedicated DIT team in Tel Aviv British Embassy promotes trade cooperation between UK and Israeli companies.

A UK-Israel Tech Hub, working alongside DIT, creates partnerships between British companies and world class Israeli innovators across tech sectors, including agriculture.

Following the signature of the UK- Israel trade continuity agreement, Israel and UK expressed support for a future summit to be hosted in London aimed at increasing bilateral trade, including Agri-Tech. Planned for 2020, the event is on hold due to current corona circumstances.

12 May 2020, 5:46 p.m. Trade Agreements: USA Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the deadline set by the US Congress for the end of trade negotiations between the UK and the US.

Answer (Greg Hands)

Neither the UK nor US Governments have set any date for the end of negotiations, however both sides are equally committed to negotiating a comprehensive free trade agreement as swiftly as possible. The first round of negotiations began on 5th May.

12 May 2020, 5:44 p.m. Brexit Caroline Lucas

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her statement at the British Chamber of Commerce webinar on Building Supply Chain Resilience and Diversity, what the evidential basis is for her statement that extending the transition period will lead to more uncertainty for businesses; and if her Department has conducted a revised economic impact assessment of its trade policy in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

Answer (Greg Hands)

The Government has made clear that it will not seek to extend the transition period, and if the EU asks, we will say no.

Extending the transition would simply prolong the negotiations with the EU and prolong business uncertainty. It would mean further payments into the EU budget and keep the UK bound by EU legislation at a point when we need legislative and economic flexibility to manage the response to the pandemic.

The Government is tracking trade developments and monitoring external forecasts of the impact of the pandemic on global and UK trade, and continues to engage with UK businesses to understand the challenges they are facing as a result of the disruptions caused by the pandemic.

The latest official trade statistics are for February. We are committed to transparency and will ensure that parliamentarians, UK citizens and businesses have access to the information they need on our trade policy and analysis.

12 May 2020, 5:40 p.m. BeoutQ Mike Wood

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions officials in her Department have had with their Saudi Arabian counterparts on that country's role in the operation of the pirate broadcaster beoutQ and the effect of that pirate broadcasting on exports of UK sports international broadcast rights.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

Officials in the Department for International Trade work closely with their counterparts in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Intellectual Property Office on matters relating to the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights around the world.

Government ministers and our Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have raised this matter with the Saudi Arabian government and will continue to make representations about any alleged broadcast infringement activities of UK IP.

We understand broadcasting piracy in Saudi Arabia, through the pirate operator beoutQ, has now stopped. This followed pressure by the UK, the US, European countries, and major sports rights holders.

We remain vigilant for any further instances of illegal use of UK-owned intellectual property rights across all industries and will continue to raise these issues in territories where protection is not upheld.

12 May 2020, 5:40 p.m. BeoutQ Mike Wood

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of (a) Saudi-based pirate broadcaster beoutQ and (b) piracy more widely, on the value of exports from the UK’s creative industries; and if she will make a statement.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

Officials in the Department for International Trade work closely with their counterparts in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Intellectual Property Office on matters relating to the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights around the world.

Government ministers and our Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have raised this matter with the Saudi Arabian government and will continue to make representations about any alleged broadcast infringement activities of UK IP.

We understand broadcasting piracy in Saudi Arabia, through the pirate operator beoutQ, has now stopped. This followed pressure by the UK, the US, European countries, and major sports rights holders.

We remain vigilant for any further instances of illegal use of UK-owned intellectual property rights across all industries and will continue to raise these issues in territories where protection is not upheld.

12 May 2020, 5:37 p.m. Overseas Trade: Israel Jonathan Gullis

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to promote and facilitate trade co-operation between the UK and Israel in the agricultural technology sector.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

UK and Israel have a strong and important trading relationship and we are committed to strengthening that relationship. A dedicated DIT team in Tel Aviv British Embassy promotes trade cooperation between UK and Israeli companies.

A UK-Israel Tech Hub, working alongside DIT, creates partnerships between British companies and world class Israeli innovators across tech sectors, including agriculture.

Following the signature of the UK-Israel trade continuity agreement, Israel and UK expressed support for a future summit to be hosted in London aimed at increasing bilateral trade, including Agri-Tech. Planned for 2020, the event is on hold due to current corona circumstances.

12 May 2020, 5:26 p.m. Trade: Saudi Arabia Kevin Hollinrake

Question to the Department for International Trade

What steps she is taking to facilitate trade with Saudi Arabia.

Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)

Total exports to Saudi Arabia from the United Kingdom last year were up £1.0bn from 2018 and we want this growth to continue. My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade recently engaged with her counterpart to remove trade barriers during this difficult period, and we continue to identify ways of opening up more opportunities in the country to businesses in the United Kingdom.

My Hon. Friend for Thirsk and Malton will also be aware that we are carefully considering the implications of the Court of Appeal Judgement for export licence decision-making and are working to enable the re-taking of decisions on the correct legal basis, which I understand is a process which will have a bearing on businesses in his constituency.

12 May 2020, 5:18 p.m. Overseas Trade Chris Green

Question to the Department for International Trade

What steps her Department is taking to protect the global supply chains of UK businesses.

Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)

The Department is working to reduce market access barriers, including through Free Trade Agreements. This will open up more opportunities for business to build further resilience into their supply chains for the future. Alongside this, the United Kingdom will tirelessly fight protectionism and unfair trade practices, including through the G20 and in the WTO.

The United Kingdom has strong, collaborative relationships with other countries on this international endeavour, and will continue to make progress to facilitate free flowing trade. This will continue to be vital throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and for the recovery that will follow.

12 May 2020, 5:11 p.m. Trade: Coronavirus Felicity Buchan

Question to the Department for International Trade

What recent assessment she has made of the effect on the global economy of maintaining (a) free trade and (b) open supply chains during the covid-19 pandemic.

Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)

Free trade will be the cornerstone of our economic recovery in this global crisis. With over 1.22bn pieces of PPE delivered to the front line already, including 11 million items on Sunday 10 March alone, we will continue this good work with international counterparts to keep global supply chains open. The Department will work to facilitate resilience building through our free trade agreements in order to secure a thriving international trading future for businesses in the United Kingdom.

12 May 2020, 5:04 p.m. Trade: Coronavirus Scott Mann

Question to the Department for International Trade

What steps her Department is taking to help ensure the recovery of international trade after the covid-19 pandemic.

Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)

Restoring an open trading system is vital for global recovery post-COVID. We will continue to champion free and fair trade, and we will support business recovery by opening up markets through free trade agreements, our new Export Strategy, and driving investment across all parts of the United Kingdom. Our ambitious free trade agreement with the US aims to reduce tariffs for key exports such as dairy. As Cornwall and the South West account for two-thirds of all our dairy exports to the US, this will be particularly important for local businesses in my Hon. Friend’s constituency and the surrounding areas, such as Davidstow creamery.

12 May 2020, 3:46 p.m. Overseas Trade: Israel Alexander Stafford

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what opportunities she has identified for further trade co-operation with Israel beyond the trade continuity agreement.

Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)

The United Kingdom-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement provides an ambitious framework to continue to grow our future trading relationship, which totalled £5.1bn in 2019.

We will be working with our Israeli counterparts to reinstate plans to host a bilateral trade and investment summit in the future. Through this engagement, we will seek to secure the United Kingdom’s position as Israel’s number one trade and investment partner in Europe. This includes promoting science, innovation and technology partnerships between both countries, as well as exploring further opportunities for British business in the financial services, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors.

12 May 2020, 3:12 p.m. Agricultural Products: Import Duties Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations she has received from representatives from the UK farming sector on the effect of tariff free imports from (a) New Zealand, (b) Australia and (c) the US on UK on the competitiveness of UK farmers.

Answer (Greg Hands)

The Secretary of State regularly receives representations from the UK farming sector in our negotiations. Many representatives from the UK sector responded to the DIT consultations held in 2018 asking for industry views and priorities for these negotiations. Summaries of the responses are available on the gov.uk website.

The Government is clear that our trade agreements must work in the best interests of UK producers, consumers, and businesses.

12 May 2020, 1:28 p.m. Furs Olivia Blake

Question to the Department for International Trade

Whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the (a) import and (b) sale of real fur products.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

EU law currently prohibits imports of cat and dog fur and certain other animal products. Under the Withdrawal Act, these prohibitions will carry across after the end of the transition period. The Government is considering what further steps it could take in relation to fur sales, consistent with our international obligations.

12 May 2020, 1:15 p.m. Israel: Coronavirus Matt Vickers

Question to the Department for International Trade

What steps she is taking to strengthen the UK's trade in medical research and development with Israel during the covid-19 pandemic.

Answer (Graham Stuart)

UK and Israeli experts have been cooperating on the COVID-19 response in such areas as testing, clinical response, epidemiological management and the development of vaccines and treatments. We will continue to assist in identifying and supporting further areas of cooperation between the private and public sectors of both countries.

12 May 2020, 11:01 a.m. Overseas Trade: Coronavirus Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has made an estimate of the changes in UK imports and exports resulting from the covid-19 pandemic in this financial year.

Answer (Greg Hands)

The Department does not produce UK trade forecasts. The latest official figures from the Office for National Statistics (year to end February 2020) reports UK exports at £702.4bn (up 6.1% on the previous year) and imports at £714.2bn (up 1.5%). The impact of COVID-19 on UK trade would not yet have been apparent in these figures.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) produce the official UK Economic and Fiscal Outlook forecasts. Although the OBR published a COVID19 reference scenario in April, this scenario did not include trade forecasts – the OBR’s latest trade forecasts (March 2020) do not include the impact of COVID-19.

12 May 2020, 10:55 a.m. Distributive Trade: Freight Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to her Answer of 6 May 2020 to Question 42002, on Trade: Freight, what representations her Department has made to the Treasury on the suitability of support being provided to the freight sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answer (Greg Hands)

I refer the Hon. Member for Sefton Central to the answer I gave him on 6 May 2020, UIN: 42002, this Department is working closely with the Department for Transport and the Devolved Administrations to support industry and continue the flow of critical freight for the whole of the UK.

This Department has an important role in representing the feedback we hear from the sectors we engage with to other Government departments, but, consistent with the practice of successive administrations, the Government does not disclose details of internal departmental meetings.

12 May 2020, 10:51 a.m. Trade Agreements: Video Conferencing Hywel Williams

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what video conferencing system her Department will be using to conduct trade negotiations.

Answer (Greg Hands)

For security reasons I am unable to comment on the solution being used to conduct negotiations.

12 May 2020, 10:45 a.m. Department for International Trade: Secondment Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff of her Department have been seconded to other departments to work on the Government's response to the covid-19 pandemic.

Answer (Greg Hands)

The response to COVID-19 is a key priority for the Department for International Trade (DIT). Our current estimate is that approximately 75% of our people are working full time or part time on it. This includes our overseas workforce who are supporting the FCO-led crisis response at post.

In the UK DIT has deployed 28 people to 4 other departments for COVID-19 related activity since 4 March 2020, of which 4 people have now returned.

11 May 2020, 5:47 p.m. BAE Systems: Inspections Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when her Department last used its powers under Article 31 of the Export Control Order 2008 to undertake an ad hoc inspection of BAE System’s weekly freighter flight from Warton Aerodrome in Lancashire to Ta’if in Saudi Arabia; and what the outcome was of that inspection.

Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)

Inspections of records under section 31 are in relation to a company’s use of general licences and not specific events such as regular freighter flights.

Their purpose is to get assurance that users of general licences meet the terms and conditions of their licences.

The frequency of inspections varies from six months to three years, taking into account the track record of compliance; types of licences utilised; knowledge and experience of the business in relation to export controls; and frequency of usage.

The BAE site at Warton was last inspected on 5 and 6 April 2017 and covered three separate BAE Systems companies. The outcome of compliance inspections is commercially sensitive.

11 May 2020, 11:16 a.m. Customs: Electronic Signatures Gareth Thomas

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the potential merits of removing the requirement for physical signatures under the (a) Bills of Exchange Act 1882 and (b) Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992 to (i) help facilitate paperless trade and (ii) mitigate the effects of covid-19 on international trade; and if she will make a statement.

Answer (Greg Hands)

This Department is closely engaged and working alongside the Ministry of Justice, and a number of other key Government Departments on improving the processes for handling of both customs and maritime documents.

We are committed to the interests of traders in the UK’s future trading arrangements and to ensure the best possible outcome for UK businesses and consumers.

11 May 2020, 10:41 a.m. Overseas Trade: Coronavirus Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what (a) discussions she has had with and (b) representations she has received from the maritime industry on the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on (i) imports and (ii) exports.

Answer (Greg Hands)

This Department is working closely with the maritime industry, including regular contact with the umbrella organisation for the sector; ‘Maritime UK’. We have heard directly from the sector the effect of the pandemic on their ability to trade.

In addition to the Government’s overall package of support for business, on 24 April, we announced an unprecedented package of measures supporting 31 critical freight routes between Great Britain, Northern Ireland and mainland Europe: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-package-to-protect-ferry-freight-routes. These measures will support maritime companies to continue to trade globally. We continue to engage with the sector to hear their views.

11 May 2020, 10:35 a.m. Trade Agreements: USA John Redwood

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government is proceeding with trade talks with the US Administration during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answer (Greg Hands)

On 5 May, my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade and the US Trade Representative launched negotiations for a UK-US Free Trade Agreement and agreed an ambitious timetable for virtual talks. The joint statement issued confirming the start of negotiations can be found on www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-us-start-trade-negotiations.

Negotiations will be carried out by video conference, ensuring that talks can progress during the Covid-19 pandemic.

More trade is essential if the UK is to overcome the unprecedented economic challenge posed by Covid-19, and new trade agreements are an important part of the long-term economic recovery, providing new opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs who have suffered most in this difficult period.

11 May 2020, 10:22 a.m. Overseas Trade: Israel Alexander Stafford

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to strengthen the UK’s trade relationship with Israel in medical research and development during the covid-19 pandemic.

Answer (Greg Hands)

UK and Israeli experts have been closely cooperating on medical research and development throughout the course of the COVID-19 response, including in relation to testing, clinical response, epidemiological management, and the development of vaccines and treatments. This cooperation has been extremely helpful to both sides and has resulted in a number of opportunities for further collaboration.

11 May 2020, 10:16 a.m. Trade Agreements: Coronavirus Suzanne Webb

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that negotiations on bilateral trade agreements continue during the covid-19 pandemic.

Answer (Greg Hands)

We have now launched negotiations virtually with the US. The UK government remains in regular contact with the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and we will jointly decide how to proceed with each negotiation in a way which respects public health. Our partners remaining willing to make progress on high quality free trade agreements. Increasing transatlantic trade can help our economies bounce back from the economic challenge posed by COVID-19.

11 May 2020, 10:07 a.m. Trade: Freight Gareth Thomas

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the (a) level of decline in the availability of global freight services and (b) the effect of that decline on costs to UK exporters; and if she will make a statement.

Answer (Greg Hands)

The Government recognises that freight operators and their workforce (including all those working in supply chains) are vital to the continued flow of critical goods. Freight is currently moving effectively across borders into and out of the UK, but Covid-19 continues to present significant risks and we are working across Government and the devolved administrations, with industry, to mitigate and manage these risks.

The Government continues to engage with UK exporters to understand the challenges that they are facing as a result of Covid-19, that affect their ability to trade with countries. To assist exporting businesses through these challenging times, the Government has announced an unprecedented package of measures which include the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), business rate holidays and the newly launched Bounce Back loans. In addition to this, UK Export Finance (UKEF) is providing support to exporting businesses facing disruptions through export finance and insurance.

11 May 2020, 10:05 a.m. Trade Agreements: USA Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policy of the role of the US Congress in scrutinising international trade agreements.

Answer (Greg Hands)

In formulating our approach to scrutiny of international trade agreements we have considered the approach of international comparators, including the United States and countries with similar Westminster-style democracies such as New Zealand and Canada, and drawn on international best practice.

The role that the US Congress plays in scrutinising international trade agreements is a product of the constitutional make-up of the United States. Similarly, the United Kingdom’s own scrutiny regime must reflect our own unique and specific constitutional system.

The UK Parliament will be able to conduct scrutiny at every stage of the process in a way that is appropriate to the UK constitutional context. The Government’s approach strikes the right balance between allowing Parliament to effectively scrutinise our trade policy, whilst maintaining the ability of the Government to negotiate flexibly in the best interests of the UK.

11 May 2020, 9:51 a.m. Trade Agreements: USA Gareth Thomas

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of confidentiality for proposals by US negotiators in relation to a future UK-US trade deal for (a) 5 years and (b) until that trade deal is concluded; and if she will make a statement.

Answer (Greg Hands)

We are committed to an open and transparent approach to trade negotiations and will report on the outcome of every negotiation round to ensure the public, Parliament and interest groups are informed of progress.

The exchange of letters between DIT and USTR setting out information sharing arrangements, including the confidentiality of information, is standard practice ahead of trade negotiations. Similar arrangements were published for the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group in 2017. The arrangement we have reached does not supersede the government’s duty under the Freedom of Information Act, and is compatible with the Cabinet Office guidance on how the government should exchange classified or sensitive information internationally, with other government or organisations

The five year classification period for confidential information is also in line with both UK and US guidance.

6 May 2020, 1:12 p.m. Distributive Trade: Freight Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for haulage firms that transport goods internationally.

Answer (Greg Hands)

This Department is working closely with the Department for Transport and the Devolved Administrations to support industry and continue the flow of critical freight for the whole of the UK.

On 24 April, the Government announced a package of support https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-package-to-protect-ferry-freight-routes on up to 31 critical freight routes between Great Britain, Northern Ireland and mainland Europe, which will help to maintain capacity on these vital transport routes. Ministers are working with industry and the Devolved Administrations to keep this scheme under regular review.

6 May 2020, 1:08 p.m. Trade Barriers: Medical Equipment Bill Esterson

Question to the Department for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to reduce barriers to trade in medical devices.

Answer (Greg Hands)

I refer the Hon.Member for Sefton Central to the answer I gave him on 4 May, UIN 41034.

Select Committee Publications

Date Type Title
May. 19 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to a new UK tariff regime, 19 May 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 18 2020 Oral Evidence Witnesses Miles Celic, John Drummond, and Vivienne Stern
13 May 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 18 2020 Oral Evidence Witnesses Courtney Fingar, Ms Laura Bannister, and Dr James X Zhan
13 May 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 18 2020 Oral Evidence Witnesses Miles Celic, John Drummond, and Vivienne Stern
13 May 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 18 2020 Oral Evidence 13 May 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 18 2020 Inquiry Publications Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to US Free Trade Agreement negotiations, 18 May 2020
Inquiry: UK trade negotiations
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 18 2020 Inquiry Publications Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to the Department's response to COVID-19, 15 May 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 14 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to a Free Trade Agreement with Japan, 12 May 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 14 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses techUK
CVT0050 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 11 2020 Oral Evidence Witnesses Carlos López-Gómez, Stephen Phipson CBE, and Elizabeth De Jong
6 May 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 11 2020 Oral Evidence Witnesses Mike Hawes, Philip Law, and Mr Paul Alger MBE
6 May 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Estimate memoranda Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to the Department's Explanatory Memorandum 2020-21, 1 May 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses The Wine and Spirit Trade Association
CVT0027 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Fresh Produce Consortium
CVT0028 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Engineering and Machinery Alliance
CVT0029 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses National Farmers' Union
CVT0031 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses British Ceramic Confederation
CVT0032 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership
CVT0035 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation
CVT0034 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Courier Facilities Limited (CFL)
CVT0033 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Global Justice Now
CVT0045 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses UK TAG - UK Technology for Agricutlure and Genetics
CVT0044 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses National Pig Association
CVT0042 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Airlines UK
CVT0041 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Professor Rekha Rao-Nicholson
CVT0040 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses War on Want
CVT0039 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses TheCityUK
CVT0037 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses GMB Trade Union
CVT0036 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
CVT0049 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Pact
CVT0048 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Linklaters LLP
CVT0047 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Scotch Whisky Association
CVT0046 - The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses The Wine and Spirit Trade Association
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Fresh Produce Consortium
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Engineering and Machinery Alliance
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses National Farmers' Union
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses British Ceramic Confederation
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Courier Facilities Limited (CFL)
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Global Justice Now
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses UK TAG - UK Technology for Agricutlure and Genetics
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses National Pig Association
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Airlines UK
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Professor Rekha Rao-Nicholson
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses War on Want
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses TheCityUK
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses GMB Trade Union
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Pact
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Linklaters LLP
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Scotch Whisky Association
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Estimate memoranda Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to the Department's Explanatory Memorandum 2020-21, 1 May 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Coltraco Ultrasonics
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Professor Albert Sanchez-Graells
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Trade Justice Movement, and Nearly sixty member organisations (a link to our membership list is provided in the submission)
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Keep Our NHS Public (KONP)
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Prof Erika Szyszczak, Mr Ian Clarke
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Kent County Council
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses British Generic Manufacturers Association
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Prof. Rupert Read
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses UK Fashion and Textile Association
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses International Chamber of Commerce, United Kingdom
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 07 2020 Written Evidence Witnesses Fairtrade Foundation
The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 05 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to a Free Trade Agreement between the UK and the United States, 5 May 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 05 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to a Free Trade Agreement between the UK and the United States, 5 May 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 04 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to the resignation of the CEO Designate of the Trade Remedies Authority, 22 April 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 04 2020 Inquiry Publications Letter from the Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Scottish Government, to the Chair relating to the Committee's COVID-19 inquiry, 24 April 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 04 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to the resignation of the CEO Designate of the Trade Remedies Authority, 22 April 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 04 2020 Inquiry Publications Letter from the Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Scottish Government, to the Chair relating to the Committee's COVID-19 inquiry, 24 April 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 01 2020 Oral Evidence Witnesses Professor Bob Doherty, and Professor Fiona Smith
30 April 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
May. 01 2020 Oral Evidence Witnesses Ian Wright, and Andrew Opie
30 April 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Apr. 28 2020 Oral Evidence Witnesses Dr Samuel Roscoe, and Dr Richard Torbett
23 April 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Apr. 28 2020 Oral Evidence Witnesses Peter Ellingworth, and Mark Roscrow CBE
23 April 2020
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Apr. 27 2020 Estimate memoranda UK Export Finance Main Estimate 2020-21
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Apr. 27 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Minister of State to the Chair relating to the Trade Bill, 19 March 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Apr. 27 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Minister of State to the Chair relating to the NWC ruling on a PwC dispute, 19 March 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Apr. 14 2020 Inquiry Publications Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to the work of the Department in respect of COVID-19
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Mar. 30 2020 Inquiry Publications Letter from the Chair to the Secretary of State relating to the work of the Department in respect of COVID-19
Inquiry: The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Mar. 11 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to a US FTA, 02 March 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Mar. 11 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to a tariff policy update 6 February 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Mar. 11 2020 Correspondence Letter from Minister of State to the Chair relating to the TRID, 10 February 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Mar. 11 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to the UK's seat at the WTO, 3 February 2020.pdf
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Mar. 11 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to Supplementary Estimate 2019-20, 13 February 2020
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)
Mar. 11 2020 Inquiry Publications Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to freeports, 10 February 2020
Inquiry: UK Freeports
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: International Trade Committee (Department: Department for International Trade)

Publications

News and Communications

Date Department Title Type
May. 29 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: UK Statement to the WTO General Council
Relevant Document: UK Statement to the WTO General Council (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 26 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: UK statement to the Committee on Trade and Development
Relevant Document: UK statement to the Committee on Trade and Development (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 21 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: UK-Poland agreement to deliver major infrastructure project
Relevant Document: UK-Poland agreement to deliver major infrastructure project (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 20 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: Second Reading of the Trade Bill 2020
Relevant Document: Second Reading of the Trade Bill 2020 (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 19 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: US exports leads to £1m exports boom for Levity Crop Science
Relevant Document: US exports leads to £1m exports boom for Levity Crop Science (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 19 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: UK Global Tariff backs UK businesses and consumers
Relevant Document: UK Global Tariff backs UK businesses and consumers (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 18 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: Vernacare increases production by 60% to fight Coronavirus
Relevant Document: Vernacare increases production by 60% to fight Coronavirus (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 18 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: Negotiations on the UK’s future trading relationship with the US: Update
Relevant Document: Negotiations on the UK’s future trading relationship with the US: Update (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 15 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: UK statement to the WTO Trade Negotiations Committee
Relevant Document: UK statement to the WTO Trade Negotiations Committee (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 12 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: Liz Truss kick-starts trade negotiations with Japan
Relevant Document: Liz Truss kick-starts trade negotiations with Japan (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 05 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: Truss opening statement, call with the US Trade Representative
Relevant Document: Truss opening statement, call with the US Trade Representative (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 05 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: Joint Statement of UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and USTR Robert Lighthizer
Relevant Document: Joint Statement of UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and USTR Robert Lighthizer (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 05 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: UK and US start trade negotiations
Relevant Document: UK and US start trade negotiations (webpage)
News and Communications
May. 04 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: New webinars to boost support for SMEs during coronavirus
Relevant Document: New webinars to boost support for SMEs during coronavirus (webpage)
News and Communications

Guidance and Regulation

Date Department Title Type
May. 20 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: Aid funded business
Relevant Document: Aid funded business (webpage)
Guidance and Regulation
May. 20 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: Aid funded business
Relevant Document: view the World Bank guidance on finding opportunities and winning contracts (PDF)
Guidance and Regulation
May. 19 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: UK tariffs from 1 January 2021
Relevant Document: UK tariffs from 1 January 2021 (webpage)
Guidance and Regulation

Services

Date Department Title Type
May. 18 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: Check UK trade tariffs from 1 January 2021
Relevant Document: Check UK trade tariffs from 1 January 2021 (webpage)
Services

Research and Statistics

Date Department Title Type
May. 14 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: Research on Trade in Value Added
Relevant Document: Research on Trade in Value Added (webpage)
Research and Statistics
May. 14 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: Research on Trade in Value Added
Relevant Document: Research on Trade in Value Added (PDF)
Research and Statistics

Policy paper

Date Department Title Type
May. 13 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: UK's approach to negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan
Relevant Document: UK's approach to negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan (webpage)
Policy paper
May. 13 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: UK's approach to negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan
Relevant Document: UK's approach to negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan (PDF)
Policy paper

Transparency

Date Department Title Type
May. 12 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: DIT: spending over £25,000, February 2020
Relevant Document: DIT: spending over £25,000, February 2020 (webpage)
Transparency
May. 12 2020 Department for International Trade Main Page: DIT: spending over £500, January 2020
Relevant Document: DIT: spending over £500, January 2020 (webpage)
Transparency

Bill Documents

Date Legislation Title Type
May. 21 Trade Bill 2019-21 - Government Bill Have your say (PDF) Press notices

Tweets

Date Department or MP
31 May 2020, 10:30 a.m. Department for International Trade

"We will always make sure we are not only standing up for British farming, but actually using these talks to secure new opportunities for farmers."​ 👆@trussliz shares with @FarmersWeekly the benefits of a US deal for 🇬🇧 food & agricultural businesses👉 https://t.co/AE47FfUIcU

30 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

We've been working w/ 🌎partners to ease restrictions in supply chains to tackle #covid19, such as with 🇸🇦🇧🇭🇲🇦🇹🇳 who have been accepting digital origin of good certificates on UK exports, scrapping the need for physical signatures & ensuring UK firms keep exporting safely https://t.co/QcKj13smO7

29 May 2020, 5:30 p.m. Department for International Trade

#Coronavirus has disrupted global supply chains. Today we launched a new web series with @CNBCCatalyst to show how #UK innovation, investment and infrastructure can help 🌎 businesses build resilience in these challenging times. Watch now at: https://t.co/68gj31PASR https://t.co/gafv2AAc53

29 May 2020, 5:04 p.m. Department for International Trade

UK medical technology is making it easier and safer to train medical staff around the world during #coronavirus. Using virtual and augmented reality, #Bristol based @virtimed have helped train 1 million medical workers internationally & 100,000 NHS staff. https://t.co/PNLgkN8cfa

29 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

As the world turns to technology to find solutions during #Covid19, here is how the UK #FinTech industry is helping the world adapt. 👇 https://t.co/4DvvmSfrr4

29 May 2020, 8:01 a.m. Department for International Trade

The UK Global Tariff will be the UK's Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff. ​ Here’s how the MFN works. #UKGlobalTariff https://t.co/8hKJPX1pGY

28 May 2020, 5 p.m. Department for International Trade

“We have a golden opportunity to make sure that our recovery is export led & high value – a recovery that will see our industrial heartlands create more high-quality & high-paying jobs across all sectors.” @trussliz on the benefits of a UK-US deal 👇 https://t.co/s5qwtdhKcL

28 May 2020, 11:10 a.m. Department for International Trade

UK expertise and innovation is helping to feed the world. Levity Crop Science Ltd shows how 👇 https://t.co/gfnZeAS0z9

28 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

Today the UK launched its #NHS Test and Trace service to help identify, contain and control #coronavirus. Here is how it works ⬇️ For more information, visit ➡️ https://t.co/1PCwmkmkbJ https://t.co/Rx1qHDu1Bm

28 May 2020, 9:37 a.m. Department for International Trade

A 🇬🇧 -🇯🇵 trade deal could increase trade flows between both countries by £15.2bn.​ Here’s an overview of the UK-Japan trade relationship👇 https://t.co/Xu0EkGZglI

28 May 2020, 8 a.m. Department for International Trade

Last week we announced the new #UKGlobalTariff. It will come into force on 1 January, 2021. But here is why the UKGT will not apply to many developing countries. 👇 ​ Learn more about which countries this includes: https://t.co/LEAvOOx5Wc https://t.co/cT36lKKiN1 https://t.co/6n4YGB0ZZz

27 May 2020, 5 p.m. Department for International Trade

A 🇬🇧 -🇯🇵 trade deal could increase trade flows between both countries by £15.2bn.​ Trade talks between our countries began last week. Here’s an overview of the UK-Japan trade relationship👇 https://t.co/CrQvKtJ6pV

27 May 2020, noon Department for International Trade

The UK & US concluded the first round of free trade agreement negotiations last week.​ With both our countries committed to securing an agreement to strengthen our vital economic relationship, @AJPhillipson explains the results so far & what is to come👇https://t.co/dzH3PIRNjX

27 May 2020, 10:01 a.m. Department for International Trade

To help importers & businesses, we’ve launched a new tool to easily look up tariff information: https://t.co/izVZ6I0iV4 ​ Features include: ​ ✅ search by product name, code or both​ ✅ see special notes, such as temporary suspensions ​ #UKGlobalTariff https://t.co/43GosfhDyE

27 May 2020, 8 a.m. Department for International Trade

As we tackle #coronavirus, it is more important than ever to keep global trade flowing. With DIT help, @LevityCropScien grew its presence in the US from two to eight states last year, which accounts for more than 60 per cent of this year’s sales to date. https://t.co/emnlpvOVNn

26 May 2020, 5:04 p.m. Department for International Trade

Your 30-second guide for employers, employees & the self-employed to understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic 👉https://t.co/EJWsbNUBC2 https://t.co/ot0ZyH7DQn

26 May 2020, 2:15 p.m. Department for International Trade

“Generating £70bn in economic value, the nation’s life sciences sector is also the most productive in the G7.” @kath_mackay explains the how UK life sciences are at the forefront of the fight against #coronavirus👇 https://t.co/iZuoVbLrBe

26 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

Last Monday the results of the first round of UK-US Free Trade Agreement negotiations were presented to Parliament.​ Virtual talks have involved 100 negotiators on both sides.​ How do our world-class negotiators work during a pandemic? Watch this video to find out.👇 https://t.co/lFIZTRb6eK

26 May 2020, 8 a.m. Department for International Trade

Last week we announced the new #UKGlobalTariff.​ For the first time in almost 50 years we can shape our own trade policy. Our tariff will be simpler, easier for businesses to use and reduce cost pressures for consumers.​ Read more: https://t.co/HgqXxi31Eq https://t.co/6nWoH8ythu

25 May 2020, 8:01 a.m. Department for International Trade

Happy #AfricaDay! The UK wants to be the long-term partner of choice for #Africa, building a partnership based upon on trade, investment and mutual interest. #africaday #africatech #technology #africanbusiness #africanentrepreneurs https://t.co/cW8QX4wtQs

24 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

"We want to make sure that small businesses make the best use of the new Free Trade Agreements as they are completed."​ 👆Read @trussliz's blog for @fsb_policy on how DIT is helping small businesses by putting them at the core of our future trade deals.👇https://t.co/i9aStUCOdt

23 May 2020, 9 a.m. Department for International Trade

.@VernacareOffice is one of the many 🇬🇧 businesses working hard to supply crucial products to frontline workers across the 🌏 .​ From its Lancashire base, the company exports infection control products to over 60 countries to help fight #coronavirus 👉https://t.co/Xa4LpQsp1j https://t.co/vWgi3gte3U

22 May 2020, 6 p.m. Department for International Trade

As we tackle #coronavirus, it is more important than ever to keep global trade flowing. With DIT help, @LevityCropScien grew its presence in the US from two to eight states last year, which accounts for more than 60 per cent of this year’s sales to date. https://t.co/emnlpvOVNn

22 May 2020, 5:01 p.m. Department for International Trade

UK exporters are eligible for the #Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme from the @BritishBBank and can explore the funding available to their business at https://t.co/5USQSzeND0 https://t.co/SP2tcMBxIK

22 May 2020, 10:51 a.m. Department for International Trade

The new #UKGlobalTariff will enter into force from 1 January 2021, but the tariff will NOT apply to goods from many developing countries. ​ Here is why 👇 Learn more about which countries this includes: https://t.co/WbbVLgFedR https://t.co/s7vBSeqUii

21 May 2020, 5:01 p.m. Department for International Trade

The #FutureFund is now open for application. The scheme will help protect start-ups and high growth businesses across the UK during #coronavirus. Here's how to apply 👉https://t.co/QaRBaXaH37 https://t.co/aUUVeyQKIe

21 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

Increasing trade will help us overcome the unprecedented economic challenges posed by the coronavirus.​ The UK Global Tariff will boost trade and is tailor-made to support British business and consumers, helping our national recovery. ​ #UKGlobalTariff https://t.co/uL0f2l3zw8

21 May 2020, 8:30 a.m. Department for International Trade

This week we announced the new UK Global Tariff. Not sure how #tariffs work? Here is a quick explainer.​ Find out more about the UKGT here: https://t.co/4lj0LCItLv ​#UKGlobalTariff https://t.co/vyLX1G8HqT

20 May 2020, 5:36 p.m. Department for International Trade

Small businesses stand to benefit from free trade agreements. This is why we will: 👉put SMEs at the core of future trade deals 👉pursue SME-friendly provisions on everything from business mobility to digital trade, facilitating their access to international markets #FSBTrade https://t.co/KHjsbfz3Aj

20 May 2020, 4:45 p.m. Department for International Trade

We provide support to businesses, which are crucial to our economic recovery from #coronavirus. We are supporting more 🇬🇧 businesses to export via our: 👥 community of Export Champions 📞 international trade advisers 💻 webinars 👇https://t.co/ZERXUmAdRV #FSBtrade https://t.co/T274A47fPY

20 May 2020, 11:49 a.m. Department for International Trade

Today, @trussliz will be speaking to @fsb_policy members to discuss DIT support for small businesses. The webinar will cover: ✅#Coronavirus support & recovery ✅helping small businesses plan ahead ✅identifying new export markets ✅new free trade agreements #FSBTrade https://t.co/q7ck6IJe5g

20 May 2020, 10:25 a.m. Department for International Trade

Last week, we published objectives for a trade deal with #Japan. ​ More trade is essential if the UK is to overcome the unprecedented economic challenge posed by #Covid19. ​ We want an agreement benefitting every region & nation of the UK. Read more 👉https://t.co/Divt2UZXHj https://t.co/pZl2C3skcr

19 May 2020, 6 p.m. Department for International Trade

Last week, 🇬🇧& 🇺🇸concluded the first round of free trade agreement negotiations. With both our countries committed to securing an agreement to strengthen our vital economic relationship, @AJPhillipson explains the results so far & what is to come 👇 https://t.co/adOBMnkHxJ

19 May 2020, 11:01 a.m. Department for International Trade

To help importers & businesses, we’ve launched a new tool to easily look up tariff information: https://t.co/K4GpuioLoV​ Features include:​ ✅ search by product name, code or both​ ✅ see special notes, such as temporary suspensions​ ✅ download data as a file​ #UKGlobalTariff https://t.co/0yIKT69GWU

19 May 2020, 10:05 a.m. Department for International Trade

The new #UKGlobalTariff will enter into force from 1 January 2021, but the tariff will NOT apply to goods from many developing countries. ​ Here is why.​ 👇 Learn more about which countries this includes: https://t.co/cT36lKKiN1 https://t.co/xXvNU06r05

19 May 2020, 8:58 a.m. Department for International Trade

THREAD (1/4):​ To back British producers, some tariffs will be maintained for industries such as​: 🌱 Agriculture​ 🚗 Automotive​ 🐟 Fishing​ 🍽️ Ceramics​ See full details on the #UKGlobalTariff here: https://t.co/lSg3PO2xJd https://t.co/OZ5ncqv6EE

19 May 2020, 8:58 a.m. Department for International Trade

The new UK Global Tariff will protect UK industries by maintaining tariffs on things like fish. #UKGlobalTariff (2/4) https://t.co/QqgZKDiQla

19 May 2020, 8:58 a.m. Department for International Trade

The new UK Global Tariff will protect UK industries by maintaining tariffs on things like ceramics. #UKGlobalTariff (3/4) https://t.co/I5eU2QYMmh

19 May 2020, 8:58 a.m. Department for International Trade

The new UK Global Tariff will protect UK industries by maintaining tariffs on things like Brussels sprouts. #UKGlobalTariff (4/4) https://t.co/GcwycksdAR

19 May 2020, 8:28 a.m. Department for International Trade

THREAD (1/7): ​The #UKGlobalTariff has been created in consultation with UK businesses and the general public and is tailor made for the UK economy.​ ​Here are some of the products for which tariffs have been totally removed.​ ​For full details, visit https://t.co/lSg3PO2xJd https://t.co/NtVMso11Jm

19 May 2020, 8:28 a.m. Department for International Trade

We're removing tariffs on imports of feminine hygiene products. #UKGlobalTariff (2/7) https://t.co/mWIh98EfS3

19 May 2020, 8:28 a.m. Department for International Trade

We're removing tariffs on imports of fire extinguishers. #UKGlobalTariff (3/7) https://t.co/yL9B7gza22

19 May 2020, 8:28 a.m. Department for International Trade

We're removing tariffs on imports of cocoa powder. #UKGlobalTariff (4/7) https://t.co/XQDJejBeCX

19 May 2020, 8:28 a.m. Department for International Trade

We're removing tariffs on imports of gardening tools. #UKGlobalTariff (5/7) https://t.co/QJAOdR58Ha

19 May 2020, 8:28 a.m. Department for International Trade

We're removing tariffs on imports of dishwashers. #UKGlobalTariff (6/7) https://t.co/S3ekAcFJmf

19 May 2020, 8:28 a.m. Department for International Trade

We're removing tariffs on imports of baking powder. #UKGlobalTariff (7/7) https://t.co/rgUUo9FyeF

19 May 2020, 8:04 a.m. Department for International Trade

Today we announced the new UK Global Tariff. Not sure how #tariffs work? Here is a quick explainer.​ Find out more about the UKGT here: https://t.co/Zf1YxnPAML ​#UKGlobalTariff https://t.co/Vai5pNIVUH

19 May 2020, 7:34 a.m. Department for International Trade

The UK Global Tariff will be the UK's Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff. ​ ​Here’s how the MFN works.​ #UKGlobalTariff https://t.co/CId9fXRcaT

19 May 2020, 7:14 a.m. Department for International Trade

Today we’re announcing the new #UKGlobalTariff. ​ ​For the first time in almost 50 years we can shape our own trade policy. Our tariff will be:​ ✅ simpler ​ ✅ easier for businesses to use ​ ✅ and reduce cost pressures for consumers ​ Read more: https://t.co/lSg3PO2xJd https://t.co/QQBst5oQ8s

19 May 2020, 7:18 a.m. Department for International Trade

The new UK Global Tariff is tailor made for the UK economy. Increasing trade will also help us overcome the unprecedented economic challenges posed by the #coronavirus. ​ ​Here's a summary of the #UKGlobalTariff in numbers. Read the full guidance: https://t.co/omZ0dWA2ne https://t.co/uCceoKgQ6J

18 May 2020, 10:30 p.m. Department for International Trade

The first round of UK-US trade talks have concluded. Here’s what happened 👇. Thread. (1/6) https://t.co/eQzdDIe07Y

18 May 2020, 10:30 p.m. Department for International Trade

Over two weeks 200 negotiators had extensive discussions covering all aspects of a comprehensive trade agreement. Further details here.👉https://t.co/cqzQQsA1Hu (2/6)

18 May 2020, 10:30 p.m. Department for International Trade

Both sides recognised the unprecedented circumstances in which these negotiations took place, with significant emphasis placed on supporting the post-Covid economic recovery. (3/6)

18 May 2020, 10:30 p.m. Department for International Trade

Our preparatory work means it’s now possible to quickly advance negotiations in a number of substantive areas that will shape our future bilateral trade relationship. (4/6)

18 May 2020, 10:30 p.m. Department for International Trade

A number of areas showed particular progress, where both sides identified positive alignment between respective negotiating positions. This includes services, investment and digital trade, among other areas. (5/6)

18 May 2020, 10:30 p.m. Department for International Trade

During the meetings, the teams agreed on ambitious next steps for coming talks. Both sides are confident that negotiations can proceed at an accelerated pace. What next? Both sides meet again from 15 June. (6/6)

18 May 2020, 6:01 p.m. Department for International Trade

The first round of UK-US trade talks have concluded. New FTAs will benefit all parts of the economy, and more food and agricultural businesses are recognising the potential of a trade agreement with the US. 👇 https://t.co/OKm6UO0uy7

18 May 2020, 1:13 p.m. Department for International Trade

The first round of UK-US trade talks have concluded. Here’s what happened 👇. Thread. (1/6) https://t.co/DCDxkuveh0

18 May 2020, 1:13 p.m. Department for International Trade

Over two weeks 200 negotiators had extensive discussions covering all aspects of a comprehensive trade agreement. Further details here.👉 https://t.co/AjLOraJtM1 (2/6)

18 May 2020, 1:13 p.m. Department for International Trade

Both sides recognised the unprecedented circumstances in which these negotiations took place, with significant emphasis placed on supporting the post-Covid economic recovery. (3/6)

18 May 2020, 1:13 p.m. Department for International Trade

Our preparatory work means it’s now possible to quickly advance negotiations in a number of substantive areas that will shape our future bilateral trade relationship. (4/6)

18 May 2020, 1:13 p.m. Department for International Trade

A number of areas showed particular progress, where both sides identified positive alignment between respective negotiating positions. This includes services, investment and digital trade, among other areas. (5/6)

18 May 2020, 1:13 p.m. Department for International Trade

During the meetings, the teams agreed on ambitious next steps for coming talks. Both sides are confident that negotiations can proceed at an accelerated pace. What next? Both sides meet again from 15 June. (6/6)

18 May 2020, 11 a.m. Department for International Trade

The first round of UK-US Free Trade Agreement negotiations have concluded. Virtual talks have involved 100 negotiators on both sides.​ How did our world-class negotiators work during a pandemic? Watch this video to find out.👇 https://t.co/TEj9grKo2N

18 May 2020, 10:18 a.m. Department for International Trade

The first round of UK-US Free Trade Agreement negotiations is complete.​ An agreement with the US can mean: ​ 👉 New markets for business ​ 👉 More investment ​ More details 👉https://t.co/FpObzmesuv Here’s what the UK partnership with 🇺🇸 means in practice👇 https://t.co/cv2dFpZF0C

17 May 2020, 4 p.m. Department for International Trade

An early trade agreement with the US will provide opportunities for the businesses that have suffered most during the #Covid19 pandemic. ​ The US is already the UK’s single biggest trading partner – and our trade is growing. In the year to September 2019, our trade grew by 12.7%. https://t.co/JpsfMMGYEL

17 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

"We will always make sure we are not only standing up for British farming, but actually using these talks to secure new opportunities for farmers."​ 👆@trussliz shares with @FarmersWeekly the benefits of a US deal for 🇬🇧 food & agricultural businesses👉 https://t.co/AE47FfUIcU

16 May 2020, 11 a.m. Department for International Trade

As we push for new free trade agreements that will help the 5.9 million small businesses and entrepreneurs who have suffered most in this difficult period, here are 5 reasons SMEs stand to benefit from a 🇺🇸 free trade deal. 👇 https://t.co/i4UPsU6rnx

16 May 2020, 9 a.m. Department for International Trade

Aerospace company & exporter @Leonardo_UK is one of many 🇬🇧businesses stepping up in the fight against #coronavirus.​ Watch how the company is using its manufacturing & 3D printing capabilities to produce protective face shields for use in hospitals & care homes nationwide 👇 https://t.co/ekanvumacF

15 May 2020, 5 p.m. Department for International Trade

We're proud to support distilleries across the UK joining the fight against #coronavirus. Here are just a few #FoodHeroes making a difference at home and around the world by shifting production to hand sanitiser. 👇 Find out how your business can help: https://t.co/fJVmv3heGN https://t.co/3q0sWZ2uZ8

15 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

An early trade agreement with the US will provide opportunities for the businesses that have suffered most during the #Covid19 pandemic.​ The US is already the UK’s single biggest trading partner – and our trade is growing. In the year to September 2019, our trade grew by 12.7%. https://t.co/cdDqluFbil

15 May 2020, 9:36 a.m. Department for International Trade

NEW: #COVID19 Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility​ This scheme offers grants and/or technical assistance of £200,000 – £600,000, to businesses in the textile or agriculture sectors with suppliers in developing countries.​ Read the guidance here 👉https://t.co/uIViusugmb https://t.co/PrukCA1AiV

15 May 2020, 9:22 a.m. Department for International Trade

NEW: #COVID19 Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility​ This scheme offers grants and/or technical assistance of £200,000 – £600,000, to businesses in the textile or agriculture sectors with suppliers in developing countries.​ Read the guidance here👉https://t.co/uIViusugmb https://t.co/BrgfhSkTW0

15 May 2020, 8:01 a.m. Department for International Trade

To keep 🇬🇧 businesses updated with the latest advice & guidance we have worked w/ partners to:​ ➡️ launch over 100 webinars open to all businesses 🏦​ ➡️ provide SMEs with practical help & support from trade experts 🤝​ Here's more information👉https://t.co/dYezTsXnCA https://t.co/xyjOTX0jdz

14 May 2020, 5 p.m. Department for International Trade

UK medical technology is making it easier and safer to train medical staff around the world during #coronavirus. Using virtual and augmented reality, Bristol-based @virtimed have helped train 1m medical workers internationally + 100,000 NHS staff. https://t.co/JCgSx69QOp

14 May 2020, 11 a.m. Department for International Trade

Need business support during #coronavirus but not sure which government schemes are for you? ​ Use this new 🔎 tool to find the support that's right for you 👉 https://t.co/JR0v0DPLZM https://t.co/PQ0aqPjwc2

14 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

.@VernacareOffice is one of many 🇬🇧businesses working hard to supply crucial products to frontline workers across the 🌏​. From its Lancashire base, the company now exports ​infection control products to over 60 countries to help fight #coronavirus 👉https://t.co/bBQe7eydB7 https://t.co/3sfS4RCb84

14 May 2020, 8 a.m. Department for International Trade

Staff at DIT & their counterparts in countries around the 🌏 are working hard to keep trade flowing during #coronavirus. @SimonPenneyHMTC explains measures implemented so far to help companies continue trading internationally 👇 https://t.co/0Qr42C4Es1

13 May 2020, 3:52 p.m. Department for International Trade

An early trade agreement with the US will provide opportunities for the businesses that have suffered most during the #Covid19 pandemic. @UPS_UK President, @MarkVale20, shares how a UK-US deal will benefit the many small businesses UPS works with: https://t.co/RIDMWptL8H https://t.co/To2q7PoVaf

13 May 2020, 12:05 p.m. Department for International Trade

Is #coronavirus affecting your ability to get your products to overseas markets? Join our webinar on Thursday, May 14 to get advice on: ✅ auditing your existing routes ✅ opening new channels ✅ mitigating against risk Register here: https://t.co/gDt7Xggt7k https://t.co/E2UshihkTR

13 May 2020, 11:01 a.m. Department for International Trade

8,000 UK small businesses already export to #Japan, and more could join them. We want new free trade agreements to help the 5.9 million small businesses and entrepreneurs who have suffered most in this difficult period. Read more 👉 https://t.co/KSIt7g0oTh https://t.co/8V3a2AfKLZ

13 May 2020, 10:30 a.m. Department for International Trade

Today the UK publishes objectives for a trade deal with #Japan. More trade is essential if the UK is to overcome the unprecedented economic challenge posed by Covid-19. We want an agreement benefitting every region and nation of the UK. Read more 👉https://t.co/3kvR2Y7hhL https://t.co/LvyfPH3w5p

13 May 2020, 10:40 a.m. Department for International Trade

A UK-Japan deal could deliver a £15.2bn increase in trade with #Japan, our analysis shows. https://t.co/9UAigrsLby

12 May 2020, 5:02 p.m. Department for International Trade

Looking for help doing business internationally during #coronavirus? ​ Here is the latest UK information and support available on trade, exporting and more 👉 https://t.co/fPCVfEHTxY https://t.co/aD7PLQYrvG

12 May 2020, 4 p.m. Department for International Trade

Here is the latest guidance for logistics businesses to return back to work safely following #coronavirus. For further guidance visit: https://t.co/Co3Mgx1R9Y https://t.co/0ngmDEZuEO

12 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

As UK-US trade talks continue & we push for new free trade agreements to help the 5.9 million small businesses and entrepreneurs who have suffered most in this difficult period, here are 5 reasons SMEs stand to benefit from a 🇺🇸 free trade deal. 👇 https://t.co/MPk7enzSDG

12 May 2020, 8 a.m. Department for International Trade

Aerospace company & exporter @Leonardo_UK is one of many 🇬🇧businesses stepping up in the fight against #coronavirus.​ Watch how the company is using its manufacturing & 3D printing capabilities to produce protective face shields for use in hospitals & care homes nationwide 👇 https://t.co/k4b4PLQBCU

11 May 2020, 5:04 p.m. Department for International Trade

For self-employed people impacted by #Coronavirus, the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme opens for application this Wednesday. The scheme: 👉pays 80% of average profits over the last 3yrs 👉is open to those with profits of less than £50K Read more: https://t.co/UW9UYclAu2 https://t.co/9UhS9YQw0C

11 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

Trade is essential if the UK is to overcome the unprecedented economic challenge posed by Covid-19. ​ That is why this week we continue negotiations on a UK-US free trade agreement, which will benefit all of the UK.​ Read more here 👉 https://t.co/7PO4eDrZeo https://t.co/srnfpbabwx

11 May 2020, 8 a.m. Department for International Trade

Trade is vital in the fight #coronavirus. We have been working with @HMRCgovuk to bring supplies into 🇬🇧 by waiving tariffs and VAT on 150+ health products ​so that frontline services can continue to tackle coronavirus.​ More here👉 https://t.co/eRv8xPirhS https://t.co/BMMpQKzXpx

10 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

"It is crucial that we keep trade flowing, keep supply chains open and resist protectionism"​ 👆@trussliz on how a united international response to trade is required to beat #coronavirus 👉​https://t.co/kayJfY8hT9

9 May 2020, 9 a.m. Department for International Trade

One of our Export champions Jacqui Ma was determined not to let the #coronavirus pandemic destroy her business. ​ Here’s the steps she took to save her bike accessories firm ​ @Goodordering 👇​ https://t.co/4Mu0d9Hf83

8 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

Here are 3 schemes to help UK exporters through the Coronavirus pandemic:​ 🚢 Export Working Capital Scheme https://t.co/QSY5OIGGXl​ ✈️Export Insurance Policy https://t.co/HCXimqKKVi​ 🚚 Direct Lending Facility https://t.co/RppzRVc7jc https://t.co/7Gh4uXA4h5

7 May 2020, 12:05 p.m. Department for International Trade

UK innovations are helping health services around the world deal with #coronavirus. Dr Rachael Grimaldi created @cardmedic digital flashcards to help doctors and patients better communicate. She has now been recognised by the UK Points of Light awards. Here's her story 👇 https://t.co/kJylIUEWDd

7 May 2020, 10:01 a.m. Department for International Trade

📢 We’re launching a new series of 🖥️ webinars on doing business internationally during #coronavirus. We are planning 100+ webinars covering a range of topics. Find out more 👉 https://t.co/eCsvjltbQV https://t.co/QaML6hQat0

6 May 2020, 2:05 p.m. Department for International Trade

An early trade agreement with the US will provide opportunities for the businesses that have suffered most during the #Covid19 pandemic. The US is already the UK’s single biggest trading partner – and our trade is growing. In the year to September 2019, our trade grew by 12.7%. https://t.co/vEmLjlz98h

6 May 2020, 10:52 a.m. Department for International Trade

Great to welcome @ranil who joins as a Minister at the Department for International Trade https://t.co/slmGLClzlj

6 May 2020, 9:49 a.m. Department for International Trade

UK-US trade talks continue today. Covid-19 has shown the importance of keeping trade flowing. To secure our future prosperity we must adapt, and ensure we are not too reliant on trade with any one part of the world. Here are 10 reasons a UK-US trade deal makes sense (1/11)

6 May 2020, 9:49 a.m. Department for International Trade

1) The US is our single biggest trading partner - £230.3bn in 2019. https://t.co/A90Th2UW5t

6 May 2020, 9:49 a.m. Department for International Trade

2) They buy around £264k of goods and services from us every minute – that’s more than twice as much as we export to any other country. https://t.co/XmdbirYDSH

6 May 2020, 9:49 a.m. Department for International Trade

3) We are each other’s biggest investors with over £700bn mutually invested. https://t.co/oWT4h1gQra

6 May 2020, 9:49 a.m. Department for International Trade

4) Every day, 1.3m people work for British companies in America and 1.7m people do the same for American companies here. 👇 https://t.co/5B3tjPy0Tr

6 May 2020, 9:49 a.m. Department for International Trade

5) An estimated 1 in 32 people in the UK have a job because of transatlantic trade and investment. https://t.co/Ti90Ye4gx8

6 May 2020, 9:49 a.m. Department for International Trade

6) Nearly 37,000 UK businesses sold goods to the US in 2018 – and more than 44,000 imported goods. https://t.co/22kd4LGNDY

6 May 2020, 9:49 a.m. Department for International Trade

7) UK businesses want to sell to the US – a third of businesses surveyed for Business Matters said the US was their favoured market. https://t.co/AiAR7OSii1

6 May 2020, 9:49 a.m. Department for International Trade

8) It’s good for small businesses. 86% of UK businesses exporting to the US are SMEs. https://t.co/qAvst9ALBs

6 May 2020, 9:49 a.m. Department for International Trade

9) When we work together, what we achieve benefits the whole world... from the discovery of DNA to the invention of the Internet. https://t.co/q0eLIx8HNE

6 May 2020, 9:49 a.m. Department for International Trade

10) We both agree we want a mutually beneficial deal. https://t.co/8l1RHlesic

6 May 2020, 9:09 a.m. Department for International Trade

The US deal will benefit all parts of the economy – including 1,580 food and agricultural businesses that export goods to the US and face tariffs as high as 25% #FarmingToday https://t.co/Zb2zz55B5o

5 May 2020, 4:49 p.m. Department for International Trade

BREAKING: UK-US #trade talks begin with joint statement from @trussliz and @USTradeRep Read the full statement here 👉 https://t.co/ly4hPBIxBe https://t.co/EfoP63Jict

5 May 2020, 12:02 p.m. Department for International Trade

The government will push for a dedicated SME chapter in the UK-US talks. We want new free trade agreements to help the 5.9m small businesses and entrepreneurs who have suffered most in this difficult period. Here are 5 reasons SMEs stand to benefit from a 🇺🇸 trade deal. 👇 https://t.co/cn64vkww6a

5 May 2020, 10 a.m. Department for International Trade

UK-US Free Trade Agreement negotiations start today. Virtual talks with 100 negotiators on both sides will continue for the next 2 weeks. Want to know how trade talks work during a pandemic? Watch our video to find out. https://t.co/cGRyDQNZOx

5 May 2020, 9:14 a.m. Department for International Trade

UK-US #trade negotiations start today. More trade is essential if the UK is to overcome the unprecedented economic challenge posed by Covid-19. We want an agreement benefitting every region and nation of the UK. Read more here: 👉https://t.co/Kq8ftbQVX8 https://t.co/TOGRdVEMNL

4 May 2020, 11:04 a.m. Department for International Trade

NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATION: Small businesses affected by #Coronavirus could benefit from a Bounce Back Loan of between £2k and £50k.​ Here’s how to apply for the scheme from today 👉https://t.co/uEwOrZzJWc https://t.co/QAKqkp5wH0

4 May 2020, 9:15 a.m. Department for International Trade

UK medical technology is making it easier and safer to train medical staff around the world during #coronavirus. Using virtual and augmented reality, Bristol-based @virtimed have helped train 1m medical workers internationally + 100,000 NHS staff. https://t.co/v1idLmQiuI