Prime Minister's Trade Envoy Programme

Department for International Trade written statement – made on 26th May 2022.

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Photo of Mike Freer Mike Freer Assistant Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Equalities)

The Prime Minister has today made three new appointments to his Trade Envoy programme. The appointments are:

The Rt. Hon. Member for Basingstoke (Maria Miller MP) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Canada

The Rt. Hon. Member for Maldon (John Whittingdale MP) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the Republic of Korea

The Rt. Hon. Lord Hutton of Furness (John Hutton) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Turkey

The new appointments will extend the total number of Trade Envoys to 40 parliamentarians, covering 80 markets. The role as a Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy is unpaid and voluntary with cross-party membership from both Houses. The broad role supports the UK’s ambitious trade and investment agenda by championing Global Britain and promoting the UK as a destination of choice for inward investment. They also support the UK’s economic recovery through the levelling up agenda, by helping business take advantage of the opportunities arising in export markets.