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Britain appoints Trade Commissioner for China

February 5, 2018

The British government has announced the appointment of Richard Burn as the new HM Trade Commissioner for China. It follows the completion of the three day visit to China by the British Prime Minister Theresa May.

As the UK leaves the EU, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has already appointed Trade Commissioners for other regions to help deal with new trade deals after Brexit.

Richard Burn is currently the departments Director General in China. The departments minster Dr Liam Fox said: “DIT was established to deliver a new approach to trade and investment promotion and this requires a new, senior, commercial team to lead our trade work overseas.”

“As an international economic department, we’ve moved quickly to appoint the first of these important roles. With his existing wealth of trade and investment experience, Richard will provide intelligence on the ground, deciding what tailored action is required in China, and playing a vital role in our future global trading relationships.”

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