The Secretariat supports the APPG in holding events, organising field trips and conducting research, such as inquiries and publications, to raise awareness of the importance of trade as a route out of poverty, and to find ways of enabling poor countries to develop through trade.

APPG-TOP’s medium term workplan is structured around five main priority themes:

  • Mainstreaming development in UK trade policy & WTO post Brexit
  • Promoting trade and investment for development in the Commonwealth
  • Integrating Africa
  • Delivering effective Aid for Trade
  • Creating jobs & empowering women through trade and investment

The main activities the APPG TOP include:

  • Inquiries
  • Briefings and inputs for speeches and House of Commons debates
  • Events, workshops, parliamentary dinners, bilateral meetings
  • Official submissions to government consultations or letters to Ministers

For more information, please contact Tom Pengelly, Head of the External Secretariat of the APPG TOP, at TOP@saana.com.

You can learn more about the APPG-TOP’s activities on the following links:

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