Trade Promotion

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 6th August 2019.

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Photo of Lord Grocott Lord Grocott Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie (HL16983), whether they will include the list of Trade Envoys and appointment dates in the text of the Written Answer for inclusion in Hansard.

Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

I refer the Noble Lord to the Written Ministerial Statement given by my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade on 18 July 2019, HCWS1760.

https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&max=20&questiontype=AllQuestions&house=commons%2Clords&uin=HCWS1760

On the 18 July 2019 my Noble Friend Lord Risby was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Lebanon which is in addition to his current role as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Algeria. Also on the 18 July 2019 the Hon. Member for Dudley North, Ian Austin MP, was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Israel. These two new appointments take the total number of Trade Envoys to 27 parliamentarians covering 58 markets.

Full List of Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys, their Markets and date of appointment

Trade Envoy Name

Designated Markets

Date of PM Appointment

Lord Risby

Algeria

November 2012

Lebanon

July 2019

Baroness Morris

Jordan, Kuwait, Palestinian Territories

November 2012

Baroness Bonham Carter

Mexico

November 2012

Richard Graham MP

Indonesia

November 2012

Trade Envoy to the ASEAN Economic Community

July 2015

Philippines, Malaysia

January 2016

Baroness Nicholson

Iraq

January 2014

Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan

April 2016

Kazakhstan

July 2017

Lord Janvrin

Turkey

January 2014

Mark Prisk MP

(Investment Envoy) Nordic and Baltic Region

April 2014

Brazil

March 2016

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP

Egypt

November 2015

Adam Afriyie MP

Ghana

January 2016

Guinea

September 2017

Lord Popat

Uganda, Rwanda

January 2016

John Howell MP

Nigeria

January 2016

Rushanara Ali MP

Bangladesh

March 2016

Lord Astor of Hever

Oman

November 2016

Lord Faulkner

Taiwan

January 2016

Lord Lamont

Iran

January 2016

Baroness Northover

Angola

January 2016

Zambia

July 2017

Paul Scully MP

Myanmar, Brunei, Thailand

July 2017

Jeremy Lefroy MP

Ethiopia

July 2017

Andrew Selous MP

South Africa

July 2017

Mark Pritchard MP

Georgia, Armenia

September 2017

Mark Menzies MP

Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile

September 2017

Simon Hart MP

Panama, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica

September 2017

Ed Vaizey MP

Vietnam, Laos,Cambodia

September 2017

Sir Henry Bellingham MP

Libya

June 2018

Pauline Latham MP

Kenya

August 2018

Andrew Rosindell MP

Tanzania

September 2018

Ian Austin MP

Israel

July 2019

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