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Ministers give evidence on post-Brexit UK-EU Trade

13 October 2016

The EU External Affairs and EU Internal Market Sub-Committees hold a joint evidence session on their inquiry "Brexit: future trade between the UK and the EU".


Thursday 13 October in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 2.30pm

  • Lord Bridges of Headley MBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the EU
  • Lord Price CVO, Minister of State for Trade Policy, Department for International Trade

Likely questions

The evidence session focusses on: the Government's negotiating position with the EU; trade with third countries; and the process and resources for delivering Brexit. Questions include:

  • What work is the Government doing to consider the advantages and disadvantages of the existing "models" for future trade between the UK and the EU?  How is the Government considering and balancing the different needs of the goods sector and the services sector?
  • Is the Government considering a transitional arrangement to minimize disruption to trade if the framework for a future relationship between the EU and the UK is not agreed within the two years of triggering Article 50?
  • What is the Government's assessment of the impact of losing access to existing EU Free Trade Agreements with third countries? Will the Government be seeking to access them as a third party or begin separate negotiations?
  • The Institute for Government reports that consultation with industry has been uneven and ill coordinated. How is the Government engaging with industry on the future relationship with the EU?

Further information

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