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Trade Promotion

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when a minister in his Department last visited (a) Chile, (b) Brazil, (c) Argentina, (d) Mexico, (e) Uruguay, (f) Venezuela, (g) Bolivia and (h) Columbia on (i) a trade promotion visit and (ii) a visit in connection with other Departmental responsibilities. (124784)

The most recent visits by Ministers are as follows:

Visits

(a) Chile

2002

(b) Brazil

September 2006

(c) Argentina

October 2000

(d) Mexico

October 2006

(e) Uruguay

No visits

(f) Venezuela

December 2000

(g) Bolivia

September 2002

(h) Colombia

No visits

Visits cover both trade promotion and other Departmental responsibilities.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when a Minister in his Department last visited (a) the US, (b) Canada, (c) Japan, (d) Russia and (e) Australia on (i) a trade promotion visit and (ii) a visit in connection with other Departmental responsibilities. (124785)

The most recent visits by Ministers are as follows:

Visits

(a) US

October 2006

(b) Canada

April 2004

(c) Japan

September 2006

(d) Russia

February 2007

(e) Australia

November 2006

Visits cover both trade promotion and other Departmental responsibilities.