Event 8 May 2018 – Does Britain need an inclusive trade policy?

As the UK rolls out its independent trade policy following departure from the EU, its successive governments will need to ensure its benefits are widely spread and its international trade agreements enjoy broad support. Most trading powers have a system of ‘stakeholder engagement’ in place that seeks input from business and civil society.

How is Britain’s trade policy engagement shaping up and what steps are needed to make Britain’s trade policy work for all? What lessons can we learn from other countries’ experiences? The UK Trade Forum is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on how to ensure UK trade policy enjoys broad support.


When: Tuesday 8 May 2018 – 17:30 – 19:30

Where: DP World – 16 Palace Street – London -SW1E 5JQ

Register here – attendance is free though the number of places is limited




Martin Bell, Deputy Director, Trade, Scotch Whisky Association

Anastassia Beliakova, Head of Trade Policy, British Chambers of Commerce

Kirsty Blackman, MP for Aberdeen North and Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy)

Nick Dearden, Director, Global Justice Now

David Henig, UK Director, European Centre for International Political Economy

Moderator: Peter Foster, Europe Editor, The Daily Telegraph


The panel discussion follows a presentation of a London School of Economics comparative study on stakeholder engagement in trade policy.


An event organised in partnership with British Chambers of Commerce and the London School of Economics’ MPA programme.  


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