Consultation Responses

BExA seeks input from members to respond to House of Lords,  House of Commons Select Committee and Government department inquiries on issues relating to exporting.


International Trade Committee inquiry

Inquiry examining the work of UK Export Finance - September 2020

The consultation, launched by the International Trade Select Committee in August 2020, sought to examine UKEF’s operations and its engagement with stakeholders.  BExA was subsequently called to give oral evidence to the Committee in January 2021. 



National Audit Office call for evidence

The UK border: preparedness for the end of the Transition Period - September 2020

BExA responded to the National Audit Office (NAO) call for evidence in September 2020.  The NAO report, published in November 2020, set out the progress of government and departments’ in implementing the changes required to manage the border after the end of the transition period and highlights the most significant risks.



International Trade Committee inquiry

Covid-19 pandemic and International Trade - April 2020

The inquiry, launched by the International Trade Select Committee, sought views on the impact of the pandemic on UK businesses trading internationally and the response from Government.  Full details of the terms of reference can be found here




DIT consultation

The UK Global Tariff - March 2020

The consultation, launched by the Department for International Trade in February 2020, offered the opportunity to provide: views on a potential series of amendments to the Common External Tariff to create a bespoke UK tariff; specific feedback on specific products or commodity codes of importance to businesses, including on the corresponding tariff rate; and information on interactions with MFN tariffs and the importance of tariffs to sectors.


UK Export Finance consultation

Foreign Content Policy - May 2019

The consultation, launched by UK Export Finance (the UK’s export credit agency) in April 2019, asked the public for its views on proposed changes designed to recognise the full contribution of the UK supply chain in the transactions UKEF supports.  The consultation was announced in the Spring Statement and followed the publication of the Export Strategy in 2018.  



House of Lords Select Committee Inquiry

Bribery Act 2010 - August 2018

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 called for evidence for its post-legislative scrutiny inquiry into the Bribery Act 2010.    The inquiry was launched seven years after the entry into force of the Bribery Act 2010. The Act established the two basic crimes of giving and receiving bribes, and created the crimes of bribery of foreign public officials, and of the failure of Commercial organisations to prevent bribery. Before the 2010 Act the law of bribery had not been substantially changed for nearly a century.


Prudential Regulation Authority Consultation

Credit Risk Migitation: Eligibility of guarantees as unfunded credit protection - May 2018

In February 2018, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) at the Bank of England  published a consultation paper (CP6/18) on proposed changes to its Supervisory Statement 17/13 (SS17/13) on credit risk mitigation (CRM).  The proposed changes would affect the eligibility of guarantees as unfunded credit protection for banks under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) which BExA believed would have an adverse impact on UK exporters.