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    Investment and Public Policy

    HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific briefs Corporate Members

    Published On: 11 September 2018

    The appointment of HM Trade Commissioners in a bid to amplify the UK’s global trade presence has been a key feature of the UK’s post-Brexit strategy.  But how will the UK approach new markets, and which sectors are of particular interest?

    These were some of the issues explored by Natalie Black, HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, in a briefing for Asia House Corporate Members.

    Black took part in a wide-ranging discussion, which covered trade promotion in the region and outlined areas where job creation is likely to come, including in the tech and innovation sector. The importance of the UK’s industrial strategy as it develops new trade relationships post-Brexit was also emphasised.

    Black, who will be based in Singapore as HM Trade Commissioner, demonstrated a collaborative approach to business, engaging in a positive dialogue with Corporate Members on the issues they raised, including the Belt and Road Initiative, trade reviews, and the higher education sector.

    The briefing was chaired by Charlie Humphreys, Director of Corporate Affairs at Asia House.

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