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In Conversation with UK-Japan FTA Chief Negotiator, Graham Zebedee

Friday 23 Oct | 08.30 A.M. - 09.30 a.m.

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Written by Sanae Samata

Note: A ZOOM access link will be sent to participants at 1700, Thursday 22 October

The UK Government has finalised a free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan, the first major trade deal made by the UK since it left the EU. The Department for International Trade (DIT) stating: “Government analysis shows that a deal with Japan will deliver a £15.2 billion boost to the UK economy.” The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement was agreed in principle by International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and Japan’s Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu on a video call on Friday 11 September, and will be officially signed on the day of this event, October 23.

Chief Negotiator of the UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement, Graham Zebedee will speak with BCCJ members about what this trade negotiation means for shaping a progressive business relationship between the UK and Japan, and share a behind the scenes look at the negotiation process. Following the discussion, Graham will also be taking questions.

Graham Zebedee – Chief Negotiator, UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement

Mr Graham Zebedee was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in succession to Ms Diane Corner. Mr Zebedee took up his appointment during April 2015.

Mr Zebedee joined the FCO in 1999. His career has covered a wide range of roles, including working on Africa, Afghanistan, EU, security, trade, economic, proliferation and visa issues, both in the FCO and in other UK Government Departments. He has previously served in Khartoum, Afghanistan and Brussels.

Bio link HERE

Graham Zebedee – Chief Negotiator, UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement

Mr Graham Zebedee was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in succession to Ms Diane Corner. Mr Zebedee took up his appointment during April 2015.

Mr Zebedee joined the FCO in 1999. His career has covered a wide range of roles, including working on Africa, Afghanistan, EU, security, trade, economic, proliferation and visa issues, both in the FCO and in other UK Government Departments. He has previously served in Khartoum, Afghanistan and Brussels.

Bio link HERE