The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today announces a new inquiry into UK-Brazil trade and investment.
Written evidence should be sent to the Committee's e-mail address at [email protected], preferably by close of business on Friday 20 April 2012.
Terms of reference are:
- Is UK trade strategy for Brazil fit for purpose?
- How to maintain the momentum of improving UK trade and investment with Brazil and improve market penetration
- How to make the best of opportunities afforded by the Olympics handover
- Follow-up on the Trade inquiry including performance of UKTI Strategic Relations Unit and Cabinet sub-Committee on trade and investment, improvements in exporting culture, matters relating to UKTI budget and staffing
- Progress on the FCO Charter for Business
- The extent of progress on the targets identified by UKTI and with UKTI outreach
- The effectiveness of the Export Credit Guarantee Department
- The role and effectiveness of the new Business Ambassadors and IP attachés including SME and sector representation
- What evidence is there of successful actual UK Government support for UK businesses in Brazil?
- Are bilateral trade cooperation bodies, such as the Brazil UKCEO Forum, adequately supported?
- Are there crossover lessons to be learned from China or India—for instance with business councils?
- Are business representative organisations supporting their members on export issues?
- How can supply chain pull through be improved?
- How do UK export growth targets for Brazil compare with those of major competitor economies?
- Barriers to trade and investment with Brazil and how they can be addressed
- Progress with EU-Mercosur and Doha negotiations
• Progress at JETCO level
- Is student business visa policy an issue?
A guide for written submissions to Select Committees may be found below: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/witnessguide.pdf ( PDF 1.25 MB)