Trade Secretary Liam Fox has set out plans to make Britain a 21st century exporting superpower. His new strategy outlines how the government will produce smarter and more tailored support to help UK companies to export.
Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the Department of International Trade, said: “As the world’s sixth largest exporter, we do punch above our weight, however, we also punch below our potential. This Export Strategy sets out to change that and to increase exports as a proportion of GDP from 30 per cent to 35 per cent, taking us from the middle of the G7 to near the top. This is ambitious, but achievable.”