Other Markets

Asia Pacific Markets

TheCityUK works to influence policy to help drive greater trade and investment opportunities for UK-based financial and related professional services firms in the Asia Pacific region.

We strive to ensure our members and the wider UK-based financial and related professional services industry are seen as the partners of choice for companies from East, South and Southeast Asia and Australasia. We also work to maintain the UK’s position as the leading international financial centre.

Priorities for our work in the Asia Pacific region

- Building networks throughout the region for our members.
- Deepening policy dialogue and influence between the UK and Asia Pacific markets.
- Identifying specific projects to further our members’ priorities.

Recent activities

Australia

  • TheCityUK’s Legal Services Group has been liaising with the Ministry of Justice, the Department for International Trade and other relevant departments to communicate industry priorities in an effort to inform the Government’s approach to UK-Australia trade talks.
  • Direct engagement on UK-Australia trade talks via membership of Department for International Trade’s Trade Advisory Groups.
  • Submission to the House of Lords EU International Agreements Sub-Committee inquiry into the ongoing UK-Australia trade negotiations.
  • Submission to the Department for International Trade on key priorities for financial and related professional services in a future bilateral trade and investment agreement.

New Zealand

  • TheCityUK’s Legal Services Group has been liaising with the Ministry of Justice, the Department for International Trade and other relevant departments to communicate industry priorities in an effort to inform the Government’s approach to UK-NZ trade talks.
  • Direct engagement on UK-NZ trade talks via membership of Department for International Trade’s Trade Advisory Groups.
  • Submission to the Department for International Trade on key priorities for financial and related professional services in a future bilateral trade and investment agreement.

For more information about our Asia Pacific work programme please contact us.


Middle East and African Markets

Although not currently a priority region for TheCityUK’s international work, we continue to influence policy to help drive greater trade and investment opportunities for UK-based financial and related professional services firms in the Middle East and Africa.

In the Middle East and North Africa, we focus on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and markets including Egypt, Morocco and Israel.

In Sub-Saharan Africa key markets include Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, with a general focus across the region on addressing challenges and opportunities which inhibit trade and investment.

For more information about our work in the Middle East and Africa please contact us.


Latin American Markets

Although not currently a priority region for TheCityUK’s international work, we continue to look to influence policy and explore future trade and investment opportunities for UK-based financial and related professional services firms in the Latin America region.

Our overall focus is on the markets our members believe have the greatest commercial interest in the region – currently Brazil and Mexico.

For more information about our Latin America work please contact us.