BCC Trade Update

  • Last week, the UK government has issued its Export Strategy, which has at its centre a 12 point plan to raise UK export levels, with reference to UK Export Finance, Trade Academy and other measures. Shevaun Haviland participated in a Ministerial roundtable on the strategy on Monday with International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP. BCC had comments included in The Department of International Trade’s (DIT) press release on the strategy.
  • Department of International Trade (DIT) also issued the first in a series of papers on trade last week which sets out the economic underpinnings of the Export Strategy, the UK’s particular strengths in goods and services exports in the years ahead and how increases in exports contribute to the UK government’s cross-cutting agenda on Net Zero, productivity and levelling up.