Reality Check: Does the UK sell boomerangs to Australia?
The claim: International Trade Secretary Liam Fox says the UK sells tea to China, wine to France and boomerangs to Australia.
Reality Check verdict: It is true.
Liam Fox cited some unusual examples of the UK's adventures in international trade as he set out his vision for a free-trading Britain, in a speech in Manchester on Thursday.
To illustrate his case, he said the UK had sold tea to China, wine to France and boomerangs to Australia.
That certainly does seem to be the case, with trade data collected by HM Revenue & Customs showing the UK sold £46m of wine to France and £642,400 of... read more
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