Mike Freer – 2022 Statement on the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy Programme

The statement made by Mike Freer, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Trade, in the House of Commons on 12 January 2022.

The Prime Minister has made two new appointments to his trade envoy programme.

The new appointments will extend the total number of trade envoys to 34 parliamentarians, covering 72 markets. The Prime Minister’s trade envoy programme is an unpaid and voluntary role with cross-party membership from both Houses. The 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. Trade envoys will help to make the most of our new trade deals and support the UK’s economic recovery through the levelling-up agenda, by helping business take advantage of the opportunities arising in export markets.

The new appointments are:

The hon. Member for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart MP, has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Lord Sarfraz of Kensington has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Singapore.