APPG IT&I welcomes Greg Hands and Mark Garnier to discuss the Belt and Road Initiative

On Tuesday 19 December, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Trade and Investment held an event with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK Houses of Parliament in Westminster to discuss the UK’s commitment to Belt and Road Initiative and launch a report looking in to the economic benefits of the Modern Silk Road economic corridor within the Belt and Road Route.

Following APPG Chair, Geoffrey Clifton- Brown MP’s welcome address, ACCA Chief Executive Helen Brand gave a speech to outline the need for UK commitment to the Belt and Road Initiative and the value of accountancy professionals in helping businesses connect along new trade routes. The APPG was joined by Minister of State for Trade Policy, Greg Hands MP for a keynote speech which discussed the need for investment in the UK market to allow the Department for International Trade to maximise on the opportunity for post-Brexit Free Trade Agreements. The Minister was then joined by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Investment, Mark Garnier MP for a Q&A with the audience.