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On 19 October 2017, the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee considered the Council Decisions authorising the opening of negotiations for Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with New Zealand and Australia.
The Committee agreed to hold both items under scrutiny and wrote a letter to the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister for Trade Policy, which asked the following questions:
The Committee released these documents from scrutiny on 16 November 2017.
Letter from the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister for Trade Policy, 1 November 2017: EU-New Zealand and EU-Australia FTAs ( PDF 188 KB)
Letter from Committee to the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister for Trade Policy, 20 October 2017: EU-New Zealand and EU-Australia FTAs ( PDF 151 KB)
Explanatory Memorandum from the Government, 3 October 2017 ( PDF 58 KB)
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