UK-EU Future Relations

A conversation with Chris Barton, UK Trade Commissioner for Europe

Location: British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium
Access: Members only
Fee for members: 0
Fee for non-members:
Join us at the Chamber for an exciting in person event with Chris Barton CMG, UK Trade Commissioner for Europe. Members will have the opportunity to come to our office on Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11 to meet and discuss with Mr Barton regarding prospects for UK-EU trade and investment. The event will run in hybrid format, so if members are unable to attend in person, we will also offer a zoom link with which they can attend the attend with.

Europe accounts for almost 50% of British imports, and the cross-Channel trading relationship is extremely important to both sides. The post-Brexit UK-EU relationship over trade and investment is constantly evolving, and this event will provide members an insight into the current status of the relationship is currently, and how it might develop in the future.

Chris Barton has been a UK civil servant for over 20 years working with a variety of different sectors, but primarily working with trade policy. He was appointed Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner to Europe in July 2021, and he now works to help UK businesses export to Europe, and to facilitate European investment into the UK economy. Allowing for continuing trade and investment in a post-Brexit relationship.

This event will be run under Covidsafe procedures so we ask that all in-person attendees have a means of presenting their Covid vaccination or test status (via QR codes on the Covidsafe.be app and also paper certificates including from the NHS).

We look forward to welcoming you in person at the Chamber in Brussels or online to this interesting event!

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Confirmed Mr Chris Barton

Mr Chris Barton

UK Trade Commissioner for Europe, Department for International Trade (DIT)

This event is held under the Chatham House Rule.

It aims to provide anonymity to speakers and to encourage openness and the sharing of information. It is now used throughout the world as an aid to free discussion. When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.