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Trade Promotion

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL13033, tabled on 4 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use to determine which (1) countries. (2) regions, and (3) markets, have a Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy appointed to them.

Answered on

16 February 2021

The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy Programme supports British businesses overseas and attracts investment into the UK. The programme works in collaboration with other trade promotion activities, and it focuses on emerging and high growth markets where additional senior interactions can be valuable, or larger economies where multiple interactions at different levels are effective. Trade Envoys are appointed to markets where there are opportunities to increase bilateral trade.

We are constantly reviewing suitable countries, regions, and markets to identify where the appointment of a Trade Envoy can be of greatest benefit to the trade and investment aims of the UK with the Prime Minister ultimately making that decision.