International Trade

If you have written to Nigel as part of a standard-letter campaign, such as those from 38 Degrees, you can find his responses on the issues here.

August 2018 – Cross Border Trade Bill Amendments

Thank you to those who contacted me regarding the Government’s proposed customs arrangements after the UK leaves the EU, and amendments to the taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill. Leaving the EU means leaving the single market and the customs union. These are the main and essential elements of the Union. The UK will be free to make its […]

August 2018 – CETA

Thank you to those who contacted me about the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Let me first begin by saying that […]

August 2018 – Saudia Arabia Arms Exports

Thank you to those who contacted me about arms exports to Saudi Arabia. I share your distress regarding the plight of the Yemini people, but I do not […]

July 2018 – European Economic Area (EEA) Amendments

Thank you to to those of you who took the time to let me know of your concerns surrounding remaining in the European Economic Area (EEA). […]

July 2018 – EDM 1305 and Arms Exports to Israel Campaign

Thank you to those of you who took the time to contact me regarding your concerns with Israel, and in particular arms sales to the country. Firstly, […]

January 2018 – Brexit, Development, and Fair Trade

Thank you for contacting me about the role that trade can play in helping the world’s poorest. As you correctly highlight, alongside the great opportunities increased […]

January 2018 – Parliamentary Scrutiny of Trade Deals

Thank you for contacting me about the Trade Bill. The Trade Bill is about preserving and ensuring the continuity of the agreements we already have with […]

February 2017 – Brexit & Fair Trade Deals

Thank you for contacting me about the role that trade can play in helping the world’s poorest. Following our decision to leave the EU, the UK […]

December 2016 – Ivory Trade

Thank you for contacting me about the plight of the elephant and the ivory trade. Like you, I am seriously concerned about the effect of illegal […]

December 2016 – Fur Imports

Thank you for contacting me about the fur trade. I support high standards of animal welfare so I am pleased to note that the importation of […]