Tue 21st Aug 2018
NI Chamber welcomes HM Government’s new Export Strategy
NI Chamber Chief Executive Ann McGregor.
Commenting on the launch of the Government’s new Export Strategy today (Tuesday 21 August 2018), Ann McGregor, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber), said:
“NI Chamber warmly welcomes the government’s pledge to work hand-in-hand with business to unlock opportunities for UK firms all across the globe. Businesses here in Northern Ireland have products and services that are second to none, making the importance of a “team UK” approach throughout the execution of the strategy extremely important. It is essential that our local firms can fully benefit from any UK-wide strategy.
“At a time of immense change for the UK economy, it is also absolutely critical that the Government gets its national approach to trade and export right. However to be successful on an international stage, businesses here also require the best possible business environment at home. We therefore need airports with capacity for direct flights to link businesspeople and goods to customers around the world, clear immigration and training policies that let firms secure talent from around the world, top-class digital connectivity and most importantly no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland post-Brexit in order to ensure that firms here can still serve our number one export market.”