Britain's Trade and Exports Post-Brexit | IPT
Chair: Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
Speaker: Wilson Del Socorro, Trade and Regulatory Affairs Director, Diaego
Speaker: Shanella Rajanayagam, Trade Economist and Associate Director, HSBC
Dinner Discussion


Monday 08 July 2019


House of Commons

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The United Kingdom is entering new territory as the first major Member State to leave the European Union. Currently, about 44% of UK exports in goods and services go to other countries in the European Union. However, in recent years exports to non-EU countries have increased at a faster rate. Meanwhile global trade patterns are evolving in an era of technological change, rapid urbanisation and emerging economies. As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union, how can it consolidate existing prosperity and grasp new opportunities for exports?


This dinner discussion will:

  • Review and discuss the existing plans for the future UK-EU trading relationship
  • Consider emerging markets in global trade and what steps the UK can take to boost its export share
  • Examine the long-term trajectory of trade export policy in the UK and the economic shift towards trade in services.