Trade Bill: Commons Second Reading

09 January 2018

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Trade Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 9 January 2018.

Second Reading

The debate was opened by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. The Shadow International Trade Secretary, Barry Gardiner, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The Trade Bill 2017-19

Summary of the Bill

The Trade Bill is intended to enable the UK to replicate current trade agreements that the UK is party to as a member of the European Union, following Brexit. It would also set up a Trade Remedies Authority to advise the Government on trade remedies.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Trade Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper for Second Reading.

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