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UK trade negotiations: Agreement with Japan

Inquiry

Background

1.    Through this inquiry the Committee will scrutinise the  UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

2.    The Committee is particularly interested in finding out how this agreement will affect people and businesses across the UK; the economic, social and environmental impacts of the agreement; and how the agreement differs from the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement.

3.    This Committee intends to provide parliamentary scrutiny of the trade agreement by:

·       inviting written evidence from interested stakeholders;

·       speaking to expert witnesses and the Secretary of State in oral evidence sessions; and

·       publishing a short report on the agreement, in which the Committee may recommend that the agreement is debated in the House of Commons Chamber.

4.    Under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 (CRAG), after the agreement is laid before UK Parliament there is a period of 21 sitting days in which either House may choose to pass a motion stating that it should not be ratified. The Committee intends during that 21-day period to publish a report on the agreement.

5.    The Government has said it will endeavour to provide time for the agreement to be debated on the floor of the House of Commons should the Committee recommend such a debate.

6.    Due to the limited time available to scrutinise the agreement, the Committee  will not be undertaking a full and comprehensive analysis of the agreement text. Instead the Committee will seek evidence from stakeholders, and publish a short report summarising the views it hears.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Second Report: UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Inquiry UK trade negotiations: Agreement with Japan
Committees International Trade Committee
HC 914
Report
Response to this report
Second Special Report - UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report of Session 2019–21
HC 1163
Special Report
Second Special Report - UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report of Session 2019–21
Inquiry UK trade negotiations: Agreement with Japan
Committees International Trade Committee
HC 1163
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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11 November 2020
Inquiry UK trade negotiations: Agreement with Japan
Witnesses Mike Hawes (Chief Executive Officer at Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)), Sabina Ciofu (Head of EU and Trade Policy at techUK), George Riddell (Director of Trade Strategy at Ernst & Young LLP, and Co-Chair at Professional and Business Services Council (PBSC)), and Nick von Westenholz (Director of EU Exit and International Trade at National Farmers’ Union (NFU))
Committees International Trade Committee
Oral Evidence
11 November 2020
Inquiry UK trade negotiations: Agreement with Japan
Witnesses Dr Anna Jerzewska (International Trade and Customs Consultant at Trade & Borders), Sam Lowe (Senior Research Fellow at Centre for European Reform), Lucia Quaglia (Professor of Political and Social Science at University of Bologna), and Dr Minako Morita-Jaeger (International Trade Policy Consultant and Fellow at UK Trade Policy Observatory at University of Sussex)
Committees International Trade Committee
Oral Evidence
UKJ0023 - UK trade negotiations: Agreement with Japan
Witnesses Department for the Economy - Northern Ireland Executive
Committees International Trade Committee
Written Evidence
UKJ0022 - UK trade negotiations: Agreement with Japan
Witnesses Pact
Committees International Trade Committee
Written Evidence
UKJ0021 - UK trade negotiations: Agreement with Japan
Witnesses The Restart Project
Committees International Trade Committee
Written Evidence

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