Webinar: Enhancing UK trade with Australia, New Zealand & the CPTPP
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Join Vivien Life, Director for Asia and Australasia Negotiations at the DIT, to discuss the UK's future bilateral and multilateral trading relationships in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region as we enter a new era of independent trade policy.
- Learn how the UK can take advantage of opportunities for growth offered by deepened trade and investment linkages with the region.
- Explore the UK’s strategic approach to FTA negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.
- Discuss the UK government’s continued interest in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and what the next steps towards membership might be.
Director Asia and Australasia NegotiationsDepartment 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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