Steve Baker – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Trade

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Steve Baker on 2016-09-05.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make it his policy to (a) establish a prosperity zone among countries with similar approaches to the UK to have trade, completion and property rights and (b) negotiate and inherit bilateral trade deals with nations whose markets are more distorted.

Greg Hands

In due course, Britain will be leaving the EU. This offers us an opportunity to forge a new role for ourselves in the world. The Prime Minister has established the Department for International Trade to promote British trade across the world and ensure the UK takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to us. The Government is currently reviewing its trade policy. We will engage fully on this with a broad range of stakeholders over the coming weeks and months.