Monday 20 August 2018 / 11:03 PM Barry Gardiner / International Trade

Barry Gardiner comments on the publication of the Government’s export strategy

Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, commenting on the publication of the Government’s export strategy, said:

“After record trade deficit figures, staff cuts in trade promotion and delays to tradeshow funding for business, the Government is finally publishing an export strategy – some two years after the Trade department was established.

“Our businesses need a strong future export relationship with the EU. The Tory export strategy has thus far been based on controversial one-off arms sales. That is no substitute for a customs union with our most important trade partners, which is what the next Labour government will deliver.”