Written Question on Trade Agreements: USA

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Date Title Questioner
4 Feb 2019, 10:25 a.m. Trade Agreements: USA Andrew Rosindell

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on a future trade deal with the US of maintaining the (a) common rulebook and (b) common external tariff with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

Answer (Sir George Hollingbery)

“Negotiating a free trade deal with the US is a high priority for the Government after we have left the EU. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration the UK would have scope to negotiate an ambitious agreement with the US. We would have an independent trade policy covering goods and services and we would be able to set our own tariffs.

The Government has committed to publishing a scoping assessment prior to launching negotiations – presenting the potential economic impacts of a trade deal with the US.”


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