HC Deb 10 April 2000 vol 348 c34W
Sir Richard Body

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the trade treaties that have been negotiated and signed on behalf of the United Kingdom by the European Community. [117580]

Mr. Caborn

Over three hundred agreements on trade and trade-related matters have been signed by the European Community/European Union since 1972. Most cover matters exclusively within the EU's competence which are applicable to the UK and other member states. Full details are available on the website of the European Council at http://db.consilium.eu.int/accords.

Among the most recent agreements are: Agreement between the European Community and Australia amending the Agreement on trade in wine (February 2000) Agreement between the European Coal and Steel Community and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on trade in certain steel products (December 1999) Agreement between the European Community and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on trade in textile products (December 1999) Exchange of Letters concerning the amendment to the Annexes to the Agreement between the European Community and New Zealand on sanitary measures applicable to trade in live animals and animal products (October 1999) Agreement on Trade, Development and Co-operation between the European Community and its member states, of the one part, and the Republic of South Africa, on the other part (October 1999) Protocol adjusting trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their member states, of the one part, and the Republic of Latvia, on the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union and the outcome of the Uruguay Round negotiations on agriculture, including improvements to the existing preferential arrangements (June 1999).