UK appoints new Trade Envoy to Belize and wider Caribbean markets

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UK Prime Minister the Rt Hon Boris Johnson has appointed Darren Henry MP as the new Trade Envoy to the Commonwealth Caribbean.

The Commonwealth Caribbean markets include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago.

His role as Trade Envoy will involve supporting British trade and investment objectives, promoting the Commonwealth Caribbean as a great place for UK companies to do business and the implementation of the new CARIFORUM-UK Economic Partnership Agreement.  Mr Henry will be involved in virtual engagements including meetings with Government Ministers, hosting high-level incoming visitors, meeting key stakeholders and addressing important business events.

British High Commissioner to Belize, Claire Evans, congratulated the new envoy on his 5 October appointment, noting it was a prime opportunity to strengthen the UK’s trade and investment relationship with Belize and the wider region. She said, “Our High Commission teams in Belize and the Caribbean are delighted that Mr Henry has been appointed. We look forward to working closely through our Department for International Trade, to help UK businesses recognize the trade and investment opportunities that exist in Belize and the wider Caribbean region.

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