Does your business trade goods or services with the UK? Do you have any questions about access barriers, UK trade policy or global supply chains, which you would like to receive answers about, directly from the Department for International Trade (DIT)?

If so, make sure you don’t miss our upcoming Meliá Business Lunch with Ranil Jayawardena MP, Minister for International Trade.

The Minister will be addressing topics including:

–        An overview of the UK trade policy

–        Future Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and how businesses can take advantage of these as a part of their international operations and expansion into foreign markets.

–        The implementation and continuity of FTAs following the UK’s departure from the EU.

–        How the DIT is working to address barriers to market access


The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, prior to the opportunity to network with other guests over a light lunch.


When: Tuesday 17th May 2022, 12:00-13:30

Where: Meliá White House | Albany St | London NW1 3UP


This event is free for members of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the UK.




About the speaker:


Ranil Jayawardena MP was appointed as Minister for International Trade in May 2020.

He was first elected as the Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire in May 2015, and was re-elected in 2017 and 2019.

Before serving as a Minister, Ranil was a Member of the International Trade, Home Affairs, Procedure and Arms Export Controls Committees, and was appointed by the Speaker of the House of Commons to the Chairmans’ Panel. He was also made Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party by the Prime Minister.

Prior to his election to Parliament, he was a Councillor, serving as Deputy Leader of the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane. An alumnus of London School of Economics, he combined his service in local government with working for Lloyds Banking Group plc and is a Freeman of the City of London.



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