UK ministers begin post-Brexit trade talks with visits to India and China

post-Brexit trade talks: UK Business Minister Said Javid was due to hold preliminary talks  with government ministers in Delhi today, at the start of of world tour and probably years of negotiations as London seeks to establish new trade deals with individual countries  to replace the 50-odd such  agreements it enjoyed as part of the EU. 
“Following the referendum result, my absolute priority is making sure the UK has the tools it needs to continue to compete on the global stage,” he said. “That is why I am in India today to launch these initial trade discussions. There is a strong bilateral trade relationship between our two countries and I am determined that we build on this.”
The discussions kick off a schedule of trips to the US, China, Japan and South Korea over the next few months, and come after George Osborne met a Chinese government delegation in London on Thursday and promised to foster “stronger trade ties” with the world’s second largest economy.The chancellor is undertaking a four-day trip to China later this month for the G20 finance ministers’ meeting and will visit several cities to promote UK-Chinese relations.
Javid will also meet Tata board members on Saturday to discuss the company’s efforts to find a buyer for its British steel business, which includes the blast furnaces at Port Talbot in South Wales. The sale process is understood to have been put on hold amid the economic uncertainty created by the vote to leave the EU.

Source: theguardian