Minister of State (Minister for Trade Policy)

The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP


Penny Mordaunt was appointed Minister of State at the Department for International Trade on 16 September 2021.

Minister of State (Minister for Trade Policy)

The Minister of State for Trade Policy’s principal responsibilities include:

  • trade defence framework
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) engagement and reform
  • trade for development
  • delivering the Export Support Service

She also supports the Secretary of State with:

  • live free trade agreement negotiations
  • defending against market-distorting practices
  • trade elements of national security policy
  • UK Global Tariff (UKGT) policy 
  • UK trade preferences scheme
  • climate change and COP26
  • EU member state engagement
  • Ministerial Forum for Trade engagement
  • departmental legislative activity

More about this role

Department for International Trade