Trade Democracy

The aim of the Trade Bill is to preserve and ensure the continuity of the agreements that already exist with other countries via the EU in order to prevent disruption to existing trade and protect access to global markets for thousands of British businesses and people.

The trade agreements which the Government are intending to transition are existing trade agreements which will have already been scrutinised by Parliament’s EU Committees.

In addition the Department for International Trade’s White Paper commits the Government to a transparent and inclusive trade policy and giving Parliament, the devolved administrations and legislatures, local government, business, trade unions, civil society, and the public from every part of the UK the opportunity to engage with and contribute to our trade policy.