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    Greg Hands outlines UK’s post-Brexit trade agenda

    Published On: 15 October 2020

    Asia House Corporate Members were briefed by Greg Hands, Minister of State for Trade Policy, on the UK’s trade agenda as it builds new, post-Brexit relationships around the world.

    The Minister discussed the recently-agreed UK-Japan trade deal, before outlining the progress being made in negotiations with trading partners including the US, Australia and ASEAN members.

    The briefing was convened at Asia House, with a limited number of Corporate Members joining the socially-distanced meeting and others taking part digitally.

    Questions put to the Minister included those on UK-China trade relations; the timeline for the UK’s proposed accession to the CPTPP; and the approach to geopolitical challenges within the Asia Pacific region. The UK’s position on WTO reform and dispute settlements was also raised.

    The off-the-record briefing, held on 15 October, was chaired by Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence, and was convened exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members.

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