POSTPONED: Prospects for the UK’s future trade relations with Australia & New Zealand

Join an expert cross-sector panel to discuss the UK's future trading relationships with Australia and New Zealand as we enter a new era of independent trade policy.

  • Explore priorities for prospective FTAs between the UK, Australia and New Zealand
  • Hear how the DIT will continue to engage stakeholders following consultations held in 2019
  • Discuss how the UK can take advantage of opportunities for growth offered by deepened trade and investment linkages with the region, including possible CPTPP membership.


  • Vivien Life

    Director Asia and Australasia Negotiations

    Department for International Trade

    Vivien joined the Department for International Trade in Summer 2016, initially as Director Free Trade Agreements, leading the team developing the UK’s approach to negotiating new FTAs and achieving continuity of existing EU deals. She is now focussed on Asia and Australasia, including preparing for negotiations with Australia and New Zealand and, potentially the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Prior to joining DIT, Vivien was UK Ambassador to Denmark. She has held a number of roles at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with a focus on EU, economic and trade policy work.



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