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    The New Global Trade Order: Natalie Black, HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific

    The New Global Trade Order: Natalie Black, HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific

    Natalie Black will brief Asia House corporate members on Tuesday 11 September, as part of the Asia House New Global Trade Order series.

    The UK will leave the European Union (EU) in March 2019, and as a result has been looking for opportunities to advance its interests, priorities and ambitions through a new independent trade policy. The fast-growing region of the Asia-Pacific is increased importance and interest, and the UK is seeking continuity of EU agreements with countries in the region, including: Japan and the ASEAN countries; looking to enter into new agreements with Australia and New Zealand; and exploring the prospects of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership – Japan has already promised its support for the UK joining the agreement post-Brexit.

    Ms Black was named HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific by International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox in June 2018, after working at the centre of government as Deputy Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street. She will take office on 3 September. During the briefing, Ms Black will outline the Department for International Trade’s plans to expand in the Asia-Pacific, engage companies on how she can leverage her role to facilitate the growth of trade and investment with the region, as well as hear about their priorities and concerns.

    This briefing is for Asia House corporate members only. To register, please contact Jana Psarska in the Business & Policy Team at: jana.psarska@asiahouse.co.uk.

    • Event Details
    • Date
      11 September 2018
    • Start Time
      07:45
    • End Time
      09:00
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    • Location