Processes for making free trade agreements after the United Kingdom has left the European Union.:Written statement - HLWS1331

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Department for International Trade
Made on: 28 February 2019
Made by: Baroness Fairhead (Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion)
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Processes for making free trade agreements after the United Kingdom has left the European Union.

My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International and Trade President of the Board of Trade has today made the following statement.

Today, I am laying a Command Paper – Processes for Making Free Trade Agreements After the United Kingdom Has Left the European Union (CM 63) before Parliament.

The Government is committed to ensuring that Parliament can conduct the right level of scrutiny of our future trade agreements. We have considered carefully the views expressed by Parliamentarians in reaching the proposals set out in the Command Paper. This includes the recommendations made by the International Trade Committee (ITC) in their report ’UK trade policy, transparency and public scrutiny’, which was published on 28 December 2018.

The Government’s response to that report will be published shortly

I will place copies of these documents in the Libraries of both Houses and they will be available on DIT’s website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/processes-for-making-free-trade-agreements-once-the-uk-has-left-the-eu

This statement has also been made in the House of Commons: HCWS1364

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