John Alty, Director General of Trade Policy, Department for International Trade
In this briefing John Alty, the Director General of Trade Policy at the Department for International Trade, will discuss the evolving role of the DIT as the UK leaves the EU. He will update you on future trade agreement consultations on potential agreements with the United States, Australia, New Zealand and joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. He will also give insight into the core focuses of DIT in the coming months and years.
Consultations on trade negotiations are now open on the DIT website.
About the speaker:
As Director General for Trade Policy, John is responsible for leading the department’s work to deliver an independent trade policy for the UK. This involves working to achieve continuity in trade arrangements after the UK leaves the EU and preparing for new trade agreements with partner countries around the world. Before joining DIT, John was CEO of the UK’s Intellectual Property Office, an agency of what was then the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). From 2005 to 2010, John was a Director General in BIS, responsible for trade and EU policy, together with competition, corporate governance and labour markets. Prior to that he was head of the business sectors team at the Department of Trade and Industry.