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Call for evidence: International Trade Committee requests submissions on Russia trade sanctions

Andrew Hood


United Kingdom

The UK Parliament's cross-party International Trade Select Committee has launched a call for written evidence to inform its inquiry into the UK's trade sanctions on Russia. Among other things, the Inquiry will consider:
  • the impact of trade-related sanctions on UK businesses, supply chains and consumers;
  • the effectiveness of the UK government's support and guidance;
  • whether the UK's trade policy and approach to international co-operation has mitigated the domestic impact of the Russia sanctions.

Stakeholders and interested parties have been asked to submit their evidence to the Inquiry by Friday 17 March 2023. 

The recommendations to government issued in Select Committee reports – which are often informed by public evidence – are formally considered and responded to by government ministers. They can help inform and shape government policy and so have a significant impact across different industries. We would therefore encourage those impacted by the Russia trade sanctions to formally respond to the Select Committee here. The default position is that written evidence is published, however a request can be made (and is generally accepted) for a Committee to keep a submission confidential or to only publish it in an anonymous form.
Fieldfisher has extensive experience advising clients in respect of the Russia trade sanctions, and our public affairs team includes individuals who have appeared before, submitted written evidence to, and assisted MPs with their work on, Select Committees. If you would like assistance in preparing written evidence to submit to the Committee, do get in touch.

With thanks to Trainee Solicitor, Daniel Shapland, co-author of this article.

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