Ranil Jayawardena – 2020 Comments on Trade Deal with the Ivory Coast

The comments made by Ranil Jayawardena, the Minister for International Trade, on 15 October 2020.

The preferential trading terms, secured by this agreement are part of HM Government’s commitment to supporting developing countries by reducing poverty through trade. Through providing tariff free market access to Britain, this agreement supports jobs and economic development in Côte d’Ivoire. It will underpin trade in processed cocoa and bananas, supporting the livelihoods of Ivorians working in these sectors and guaranteeing access for British consumers.