Written Question to The Department for International Trade

Suzanne:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that negotiations on bilateral trade agreements continue during the covid-19 pandemic.

Greg Hands:

We have now launched negotiations virtually with the US. The UK government remains in regular contact with the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and we will jointly decide how to proceed with each negotiation in a way which respects public health. Our partners remaining willing to make progress on high quality free trade agreements. Increasing transatlantic trade can help our economies bounce back from the economic challenge posed by COVID-19.