To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what conclusions have been reached on the scope for raising the UK's trade profile in (a) Malaysia, (b) Qatar, (c) Singapore, (d) South Korea, (e) Thailand and (f) Vietnam, as set out in the July 2006 five year strategy on prosperity in a changing world; and if he will make a statement.
As outlined in UK Trade and Investment's (UKTI) five year strategy, "Prosperity in a Changing World", we have deployed our overseas network resource to achieve a step change in the UK's profile in emerging markets. To date, the following additional resources (UK-based civil servants and local engaged (LE) officers) have already been deployed or are planned for the following countries in question:
|Market||New resource deployed||New resource planned|
|Qatar||One UK-based and two LE||—|
|Vietnam||One UK-based||One LE|