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First ever meeting of Commonwealth Trade Ministers to discuss ways of increasing Commonwealth’s combined exports of goods and services valued at around £2.7 trillion

9th March 2017, London A historic meeting bringing together Trade Ministers from across the Commonwealth will be held in London, hosted by Lord Marland of Odstock, Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council. The main aim of the meeting is to explore ways of maximising the Commonwealth Factor –... read more


Commonwealth Trade a ‘Neglected Jewel’, UK MP’s told

Lord Marland has told an International Trade Committee session of the UK Parliament that Commonwealth trading opportunities remain a ‘neglected jewel’, especially from a UK perspective. Speaking in response to a question from Liam Byrne MP, Lord Marland stated that ‘huge markets’ such as Nigeria, Canada and New Zealand presented... read more


CWEIC Chairman Lord Marland interviewed in The Guardian

CWEIC Chairman Lord Marland has been quoted in a recent article in The Guardian, where he discussed CWEIC’s inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting, UK SME exporters and gave his thoughts on the future of Britain as a trading nation. Marland was speaking to the paper ahead of CWEIC’s inaugural Commonwealth... read more


New Year’s Message from the Chairman Lord Marland

Happy New Year to you all, I hope that you have had some time to relax with family and friends and that I find you in good spirits as we head into 2017. We look back on 2016 as another significant year for CWEIC having successfully widened and deepened our... read more