International Trade Committee

UK trade with China inquiry

Inquiry status: open - accepting written submissions

Accepting written submissions; the deadline is Tuesday 1 October 2019

Scope of the inquiry

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?
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