UK-China Trade Relations: Looking to the Future


Liam Byrne MP, Select Committee on International Trade


Professor Robert Elliott, Professor of International Economics, University of Birmingham


Tuesday, June 27, 2017


8:30 AM


House of Commons

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IPT Breakfast Meeting

The World Economic Forum has labelled China the great economic success story of the past 30 years. As one of the world’s largest economies, China has a huge and expanding market for UK businesses. It has therefore been central to the debate around who the UK’s key economic trade partners will be post Brexit. Strengthening UK operations in this important market remain a priority as the Government looks to create new trade relationships and showcase Britain as an attractive market with potential for continued business. This breakfast meeting will:

  • Consider how trade patterns with China have changed over time and identify which key sectors the UK should focus on for future trade negotiations
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges of the UK’s trade relationships with China and how these may change going forward
  • Discuss the Government’s progress for a bilateral agreement with China, along with interim strategies through working groups with key trade partners.
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