Natalie Black, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific
The unprecedented economic challenges arising from the coronavirus pandemic has spurred the UK to reinforce its commitment to the global trade system. In a joint commentary dated 1 May, UK Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss and the Trade Ministers of Australia, New Zealand and Singapore resolved to “lead the world in restoring and deepening global trade”, noting that the COVID-19 outbreak should reinforce a “commitment to shared rules for the governance of global trade and investment”. Looking to further its Global Britain agenda, the UK is seeking to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), along with launching FTA talks with close partners such as the US and Japan.
Asia House will welcome Natalie Black, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, to update Corporate Members on how the coronavirus crisis is shaping the UK’s trade policy in the Asia Pacific, and the latest developments as the Department for International Trade seeks to strengthen trade and investment relationships with the region.
Speaking via video, Natalie will also outline the key sectors in the Asia Pacific that present opportunities for UK companies, including financial services, infrastructure, renewable energy and digital technology.
This briefing is off-the-record and moderated remotely by Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House. It is held exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members and is part of an ongoing series of Asia House digital events with senior officials as the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak.
This briefing is exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members. For more information, please contact Edward Danks at firstname.lastname@example.org.