Preparing for trade negotiations

A Department for International Trade briefing carried out by the Comptroller and Auditor General which sets out the Government's plans and progress to date in opening up overseas markets to UK businesses. It focuses in particular on preparations for negotiating free trade agreements.

The aim of the briefing is to:

  • identify matters that government could consider at this early stage to help it achieve value for money;
  • set out issues that the National Audit Office (NAO) will examine in future value-for-money reviews; and
  • assist Parliament in its understanding and scrutiny of trade agreements


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