Written Answers — Department for International Trade: World Trade Organisation (9 Feb 2017)

Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he plans to submit schedules to the WTO for approval after the UK leaves the EU.

Liam Fox The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

In order to minimise any disruption to global trade and maximise certainty and continuity for businesses, we intend to present our UK World Trade Organisation schedules for certification by the time we leave the EU. These will replicate the current EU schedules as far as possible.