Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, commenting on today’s trade statistics release from the ONS, which shows UK trade performance for the year since the EU Referendum vote, said:
Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade and Shadow Minister for International Climate Change, responding to the Times report on photographed documents from the Department for International Trade, said:
“Today we are reminded once again that the Secretary of State simply does not get it when it comes to the detail of contemporary international trade negotiations. His mission to pursue an 19th Century vision of free trade is dragging the U.K. backwards. Modern 21st Century trade agreements must address the critical issues of standards and protections facing our society and must work to tackle illegal trade and to address the non-tariff barriers that exist.
Barry Gardiner, Shadow Secretary for International Trade commenting on Liam Fox’s meeting with President Duterte of the Philippines, said:
“As we leave the European Union the United Kingdom will need to expand trade with countries all around the world and it is right that the government should be pursuing that vigorously. However we must be very careful not to sacrifice fundamental principles in the process.
Barry Gardiner, Labour’s Shadow International Trade Secretary, commenting on EEF’s briefing paper UK Trade with the EU: a new trading order for the manufacturing industry said:
“I welcome the EEF's clarity around a new trading order. ‘No deal’ with the UK’s single biggest trading partner is simply not an option for UK manufacturing.
"G20 finance ministers have lost their way" says Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, Barry Gardiner, responding to the G20 decision to drop their pledge to oppose protectionism.
Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, commenting on this week’s inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting said:
On the day that Parliament debates triggering Article 50, the government sought to minimise scrutiny of the controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada by bringing a debate before a small committee of MPs in a room upstairs from the main chamber.
Barry, speaking for the Labour Party, said:
Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, commenting on Liam Fox’s failure to allow parliamentary scrutiny on the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) within his own deadline, said:
Barry Gardiner, Labour’s shadow international trade secretary, today met with a London-based export business to discuss the impact that uncertainty around leaving the EU is having on business.
Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, responding to a BBC Panorama investigation into allegations of corrupt practices, including bribery, by Rolls Royce plc and its representatives said: