Responding to the announcement by the Secretary of State for International Trade at the BCC’s Global Annual Conference, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, said:
“By far the biggest economic gains for export growth come from lifting non-tariff barriers to trade in goods and services.
“Whether its access to export markets for UK professional and business services or product markets for goods exporters, we need to remove out-dated rules.
“We welcome the ambition in the Secretary of State’s speech today, it would be great to see this ambition now being progressed in the Government’s trade deals. We need the lifting of non-trade barriers to be as wide as it can possibly be.”