Secretary of State for International Trade gives evidence on Middle East

Liam Fox MP
15 March 2017

The International Relations Committee takes evidence from the Secretary of State for International Trade on the future of UK-Middle East trade relations.


Wednesday 15 March, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade
  • Edward Bell, Head of Export Control Joint Unit, Department for International Trade
  • Jamie Munk, Lawyer, Department for International Trade Legal Advisors

Possible questions

  • What impact will Brexit have upon the UK's trading relationships with Gulf States?
  • At this stage is the Government’s objective to conclude a UK-GCC free trade agreements or a series of bilateral agreements with each country?
  • What is the potential for the UK to develop stronger bilateral trading relationships with North African countries such as Libya, Algeria and Egypt?
  • How significant a factor are questionable human rights records in trade negotiations?
  • What steps, if any, is the Government taking to open up the Iranian market to international investment and foreign capital?
  • As your Department is relatively new, how involved are you in the policy and Gulf strategy, which formed part of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015?

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