UK post-Brexit trade priorities on the agenda at briefing with Liam Fox

UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox (right) with Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence (left). Photo by Martyn Hicks

UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox (right) with Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence (left). Photo by Martyn Hicks

UK post-Brexit trade priorities on the agenda at briefing with Liam Fox

08/02/17

By Lucy Tomlinson

The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, UK Secretary of State for International Trade, briefed Asia House corporate members this morning on the UK’s trade prospects post-Brexit, with a particular focus on Asia.

Discussion points covered at the briefing included the UK Government’s post-Brexit strategy; the wider global trading picture; the feasibility of transferring existing EU free trade agreements (FTAs); the prospect of new FTAs with key Asian markets; the UK’s relationship with China; and the UK’s future relationship with the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Liam Fox was appointed Secretary of State for International Trade in July 2016. He is the Conservative MP for North Somerset.

Corporate members represented at the table included Arup, HSBC, Mitsui & Co. Europe, Pfizer, KPMG, UOB, RELX Group, CIMB, Eversheds, Jardines, BHP Billiton and Prudential.

lucy.tomlinson@asiahouse.co.uk

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