Africa: Trade Agreements:Written question - 44273

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Asked by Maggie Throup
(Erewash)
Asked on: 02 September 2016
Department for International Trade
Africa: Trade Agreements
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had with his G7 counterparts on ensuring that countries in Africa receive fair terms of trade when signing trade and investment agreements with other G7 countries.
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Answered by: Mark Garnier
Answered on: 12 September 2016

The UK Government is committed to ensuring developing countries can reduce poverty through trading opportunities and that such impacts are taken into account in our trade policy. Trade was a key component of the G7 summit this year with commitments on Aid for Trade that will help African countries to negotiate and implement trade agreements. The G20 also expressed support at the recent summit for low-income countries to participate in Global Value Chains.

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