Prime Minister Boris Johnson has on Monday 23rd August 2021 appointed 10 Trade Envoys to support the UK’s economic recovery and help businesses seize opportunities arising from our new trade deals.
These Trade Envoys – including Lord Botham, David Mundell MP and Conor Burns MP – will use their skills, experience, and market knowledge to help UK businesses find new export and investment opportunities and promote UK trade in their allocated market.
The Government already has Trade Envoys in more than 60 countries, drawn from a cross-section of parties, with Baroness Hoey, Stephen Timms MP, Lord Walney and Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP being appointed in this round.
Trade Envoys will build on the UK’s strong relations with key trading countries and work with the Department for International Trade’s global network to break down barriers to trade.
The full list of new appointments Include:
Lord Botham for Australia
Marco Longhi MP for Brazil
The Rt. Hon. Conor Burns MP for Canada
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP for Cameroon (in addition to Egypt)
Baroness Hoey for Ghana
Felicity Buchan MP for Iceland & Norway
David Mundell MP for New Zealand
Mark Eastwood MP for Pakistan
Stephen Timms MP for Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Lord Walney for Tanzania