Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

Parliamentary question: Economic Partnership Agreement

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP to Greg Hands MP, the Minister for Trade Policy on 23 Nov 2017
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
"Given that countries such as Nigeria and Uganda have refused to sign the economic partnership agreements because they do not believe that they are beneficial and in their long-term interest, how does the Secretary of State intend to address those issues, and is he considering GSP—the generalised scheme of preferences—or GSP plus?"
Greg Hands MP, the Minister for Trade Policy
"We have already announced that we will be transitioning the full preference scheme of the European Union, including all the categories; that includes GSP and GSP plus. I am surprised if the hon. Gentleman is opposed to our transitioning the EPAs because, as you well know, Mr Speaker, UK imports worth around £290 million from the developing world were imported last year using the EPAs, and they would otherwise have had to pay a higher tariff to enter the UK."

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