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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade out of Poverty


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Who we are

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade Out of Poverty (APPG-TOP) is a cross-party group of Members of Parliament and Peers who share a common interest in helping developing countries achieve inclusive growth and prosperity through sustainable trade and investment.

We organise seminars, inquiries, research, and education campaigns to raise awareness in Parliament on removing barriers to trade and using trade as an engine for sustainable development.

The Group is currently chaired by Theo Clarke MP, with Lord Purvis of Tweed serving as Co-Chair.

ODI, the global affairs think tank, became the Group secretariat in May 2023 with Dr Dirk Willem te Velde serving as Director.


The APPG on Trade Out of Poverty held its last AGM on 22 May 2023. The AGM saw the election of the APPG’s officers by the members and the agreement on thematic focus areas for the year ahead.

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Events and updates

The APPG undertakes various activities and initiatives to raise awareness of important issues, promote policy development, and facilitate dialogue across party lines. These include hosting events and roundtables, conducting research, and developing policy proposals.

Contact us

For any enquiries related to the work of the APPG, please contact us using the details below.

Registered Contact:
Theo Clarke MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 01785 245444
Email: [email protected]

Public Enquiry Point:
Dr Dirk Willem te Velde, ODI, 203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ
Email: [email protected]

General Enquiries:
To find out more about the work of the APPG on Trade Out of Poverty, please email [email protected].

Keep up to date with the APPG’s activities by following us on Twitter: @APPG_TOP.