A copy of BExA’s response to the consultation can be downloaded here.
BExA is extremely encouraged by the new Export Strategy launched today by the Department for International Trade (DIT). The positive intent it sets for UK exports and the challenging growth targets are welcomed.
We have long campaigned for a whole-Government approach to exports and we are pleased to see the Export Strategy sets out this vision for greater interdepartmental collaboration and unity. Our members will be enthused by the possibility of greater links between DIT and DfID to provide real value from our aid budgets for both the recipient country and UK business.
As a partner of the Exporting is GREAT campaign we welcome the commitment to enhance the website offering to act as a signpost for all of the information an exporter may require.
Ensuring that businesses have the right information at their fingertips to break down Exporting barriers, coupled with a joined up Government approach to export will enable the UK to meet its ambitious but achievable target of exports equalling 35% of GDP.
We are excited to work with DIT to ensure that the intent of the strategy is delivered in reality.