DIT – TRADE TARIFFS AFTER BREXIT – 6 July 2017

Dr Julian Lewis: Will the Minister explain what steps the Government are taking to ensure that, following our departure from the European Union, our export manufacturing businesses do not face high tariffs from other nations?

[The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Trade (Mark Garnier): The Department for International Trade is embarking on a series of talks with the World Trade Organisation and individual countries to, in the first instance, secure continuity of business with those countries with which we already have agreements. I speak as a remainer from the campaign, but this is a fantastic opportunity to forge new trade deals and take advantage of the opportunities that Brexit presents.]