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Brexit became a reality on 1 January 2021, after an 11-month transition period that has been overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now that the United Kingdom has left the European Union it is sailing in unchartered waters. It will need to re-establish its relationships with the E.U. and the rest of the world in areas including diplomacy, customs and taxation, professional services, free movement of people and capital, and the border with the Republic of Ireland.

Brexit will affect Hong Kong businesses that have operations in the U.K., and possibly those operating in the E.U., as the departure of Britain will impact the rest of the bloc.

Looking ahead, what role does the U.K. hope to take on the world stage? With freedom from E.U. regulations, can Britain become a "Singapore of the West" as some Brexit campaigners had suggested?

In the first of a series of events on post-Brexit Britain, Paul McComb, Director General Trade & Investment at the Department for International Trade at the British Consulate-General Hong Kong, will discuss the U.K.'s plans on developing its post-Brexit relations with the E.U. and beyond.

Register for this webinar to gain a deeper understanding of latest developments and prospects for the U.K. after it has left the E.U.

Upon successful registration, members will receive a confirmation email with a specific link to access the webinar two working days before the event. Please familiarize yourself with the usage of Zoom before the event.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


Paul McComb is Director General of Trade and Investment in Hong Kong and Macau in the Department for International Trade; with responsibility for trade promotion, inward and outward investment, trade policy and market access arrangements. Prior to this, Paul was the Department’s Director of Transition, with responsibility for establishing the new Department after the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

Paul is a career civil servant and has held a number of senior positions including four years on the Operations Board of the UK’s Jobcentre Plus, Managing Director at UK Trade & Investment and Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Paul holds an MA (Social Policy) from York University, an MSc (Crime Risk Management) from the University of Leicester and BSc (Computer Science) from the Open University. He is married and has two children.


Language English
Date and Time 2021/02/04 16:00 to 17:00
Venue This seminar will take place online
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Kari Yu
Tel: 2823 1266
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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