International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has flown to China to lead a trade delegation of top blue chip firms to press the case for China to buy British exports at a major trade event in Shanghai this week.
The inaugural China International Import Expo will take place over the next 5 days and will allow the Government to secure tens of millions of export wins and investment throughout the show.
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— UK Export Finance (@UKEF) November 5, 2018
The theme of the Pavilion is Innovation is GREAT and will include Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies from ground-breaking British companies such as Mi Hiepa Sports, who promote Global Elite Football VR – a market leading VR training & cognitive development tool for elite football, which is already used by world leading football clubs.
It will also present an opportunity for Dr Fox to promote FTSE100’s big guns; including Europe’s largest lender HSBC, oil giant BP and drugmaker GSK, as he moves to expand upon the £65bn trading relationship between the UK and China.
Dr Fox will say that:
“Greater global trade links not only deliver a better deal for consumers and businesses but create jobs for people back in the UK. Whether you are an armchair exporter or a growing firm looking for international investment – this event will help drive prosperity in the UK.”
.@PremierLeague are one of the sponsors of #CIIE in Shanghai this week where they’re showcasing the strength of 🇬🇧 sport. #DidYouKnow the Premier League is watched in 1bn homes across the 🌍. pic.twitter.com/nhbXKzguFh
— Dr Liam Fox MP (@LiamFox) November 5, 2018
Over recent months China has started to open up its markets for UK goods and services, including dairy products, potatoes and petrol stations.
The International Trade Secretary will be joined by the Minister for Trade and Export Promotion Baroness Fairhead and HRH The Duke of York.