In Conversation about China with Trade Commissioner – coming soon

3 April 2023


Deputy HM Trade Commissioner to China, Tom Duke, will be “In Conversation” at a special online event on Wednesday 26 April organised by British Chambers of Commerce, British Chambers of Commerce in China, and the World Transport Agency.

Tom Duke (pictured below) was appointed Minister Counsellor for the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) in March 2019 and Deputy HM Trade Commissioner to China in 2020. As a member of the senior leadership team of DBT China and Hong Kong, Tom is responsible for trade and investment promotion, trade policy and market access across a range of industry sectors.


Tom has 15 years of experience working in China and East Asia, in both the public and private sectors. Immediately prior to joining DIT, he was the UK’s intellectual property attaché to China, then from 2009-11 he was Director at the EU Chamber of Commerce in Seoul, South Korea. Tom speaks Mandarin Chinese and Korean, and has an MSc in Financial Economics.

This session will be a strategic discussion about current/future trade relations, and will provide insight and advice as to best practice.

According to latest government figures, total trade in goods and services between the UK and China was £103.5 billion, in current prices, in the twelve months to the end of Q3 2022. That represents an increase of 9.0% on the previous year. Though the net flow is from China to the UK overall, exports from the UK to China still account for over 30% of this business.

This is the second Global Trade Month event focussing on China; the first panel took place in March and the discussion involved, among others, the country director for Rolls Royce China and the CEO of the WTA, together exploring questions of how to diversify your portfolio, increase your revenue and competitiveness, and tap into China’s technological advancements.

To reserve your place on this essential webinar, click here

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