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UK trade with China


The inquiry will examine the UK's trade and investment relationship with China and aims to identify the current opportunities, challenges and risks associated with UK-China trade, as well as those likely to emerge in the future.

Terms of Reference

The Committee invites submissions on some or all of the following questions:

  • How should the UK approach its trade and investment relationship with China? What opportunities does the relationship present, and what challenges and risks are involved?
  • What are the main barriers to trade and investment between China and the UK at present and how might these be addressed?
  • Should the UK seek a post-Brexit trade and/or investment agreement with China? What other initiatives should the UK government pursue to facilitate trade and investment between the UK and China?
  • Does the Department for International Trade provide adequate support and expertise to UK companies wishing to export to and invest in China, as well as those currently operating in China?
  • To what extent does the Belt and Road Initiative present opportunities and/or risks to UK businesses?
  • How should human rights, security, and environmental concerns shape the UK’s trade policy in respect of China?