Posted: Tue 23rd Oct 2018
The government's consultation on future trade agreement negotiations with the US, Australia and New Zealand ends this Friday and we're keen to hear what Enterprise Nation members think.
Britain's international trade future post-Brexit is a hot topic right with the debate continuing to rage over which countries Britain will form stronger trade relationships with once it has left the EU.
International trade secretary Liam Fox says Brexit is the first time in over 40 years that "we will be able to determine who we trade with, and on what terms".
Three countries that the government is seeking new free trade agreements with are the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Trade agreements aim to reduce trade barriers between countries. Barriers can be taxes charged on goods as they cross borders (tariffs), or different rules and regulations that can add to trade costs (non-tariff measures).
It is also seeking ascension to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) which includes Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
The government consultation covers all those potential future developments.
Whichever side of the Brexit fence you sit on, this is important stuff and we are keen to hear what Enterprise Nation members think. It's rare that business owners have such a chance to influence trade policy.
Full details of the consultations are here and we would like to hear what you think so we can submit evidence from the Enterprise Nation community to the consultation.
Your thoughts will also help us shape content for Enterprise Nation's Brexit Advice Service.
Post your comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on Friday 26 October.
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