International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, has named two new HM Trade Commissioners (HMTCs).
Two new Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioners (HMTCs) have today been appointed by International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, to play a crucial role in attracting inward investment and helping British businesses seize export opportunities throughout Europe and Central Asia.
Working closely with the wider diplomatic network and other UK Government colleagues in their region, the new HMTCs will lead on a coordinated government effort overseas to promote UK trade, delivering jobs and prosperity for the UK economy.
Chris Barton, previously Acting Director General of Trade Negotiations at DIT, has been appointed as HMTC for Europe. Deputy HMTC for Europe, Kenan Poleo, becomes HMTC for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Network (EECAN).
International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss said:
Kenan Poleo, HM Trade Commissioner for EECAN, said:
Chris Barton, HM Trade Commissioner for Europe, said: