The National Security and Investment Bill 2019-21 was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 19 December 2019. It was introduced in the House of Commons on 11 November 2020. Its Second Reading took place on 17 November 2020, with remaining stages scheduled for Wednesday 20 January 2021.
This page has been created to provide background information for the debate in Westminster Hall on 1 May 2019 on Future international trade opportunities for the UK.
Options for trade with the EU
See Library Briefing Paper, Brexit: Proposals for the future UK-EU relationship .
Rolling over EU trade agreements
Please see Library Briefing Paper, UK progress in rolling over EU trade agreements
Government consultation on future trade agreements
Last year, the Government consulted on future trade agreements with the US, Australia, New Zealand, and the CPTPP. These consultations closed on 26 October. The Government has not yet responded due to the large number of responses. Details of the consultations are here:
Processes for future trade agreements
There is an ongoing debate about the process for Parliament and civil society to scrutinise future trade agreements. See International Trade Committee inquiry.
The Government published a document on this earlier this year.
The Government has also announced a Strategic Trade Advisory Group which includes representatives from business, trade unions and civil society.
This briefing summarises amendments made to the Trade Bill 2019-21 in the House of Lords, ahead of amendments coming back to the Commons for the start of ping-pong.
Ireland is one of the UK's largest trading partners. This note gives some key statistics on UK-Ireland trade.