UK-Middle East trade examined by committee

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08 February 2017

The International Relations Committee takes evidence from trade executives on the UK’s economic relations throughout the Middle East.


Wednesday 8 February, Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • Peter Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, Middle East Association
  • Abdeslam El-Idrissi, Director of Trade Services, Arab-British Chamber of Commerce

Possible questions

  • Can you provide an overview of the UK’s economic relations with the Middle East, including the main sectors?
  • What are the barriers to strengthening these relations?
  • Following Brexit, how likely is the emergence of a UK-GCC free trade agreement?
  • Should human rights records factor into future UK trade agreements?
  • How are the regions attempts to diversify from the oil economy progressing?
  • What are the opportunities for UK businesses in this context?
  • How significant do you perceive the increased economic links between the Middle East and Asia Pacific countries to be?

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