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Call for Evidence

Submitting written evidence to the inquiry

Terms of reference 

 

In the first instance, we welcome short submissions which address any of the following: 

  • The chapters or content the Government should seek to include in a free trade agreement with the GCC, and the considerations which should be given to each.
  • Thoughts on the Government’s consultation exercise, the summary of responses produced, and stakeholder engagement.
  • The extent to which a free trade agreement with the GCC could offer benefits to UK businesses and 
  • The extent to which a free trade agreement with the GCC could support the Government’s levelling-up 
  • The extent to which a free trade agreement with the GCC could support the Government’s broader commitment to ‘build back better’.
  • The extent to which a free trade agreement with the GCC could further the Government’s climate and environment goals.
  • The extent to which a free trade agreement with the GCC could further the UK’s foreign policy goals, including regional defence, security, and resilience objectives, and address human rights concerns.
  • Considerations the Government should give to the red lines it should seek to establish, privately or publicly, to frame the bounds of negotiations.
  • Considerations the Government should give to tailoring its negotiating approach to account for the political divergences between constituent states of the GCC.

 

We read all the evidence we receive. The evidence you give may help to shape our inquiry and final report. 

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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