Defra, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), and industry announced Driving Export Growth in the Farming, Food and Drink Sector: a plan of action.
This Action Plan will drive export growth in the farming, food and drink sector by:
Working to open markets and remove trade barriers
Helping build a business mindset of exporting as a key route to growth
Encouraging more SMEs to explore overseas opportunities and supporting those who already export do more
Shifting the focus of the sector towards the opportunities of emerging economies where there is the greatest future growth potential.
The Action Plan sets out how government and industry will work together to achieve these objectives. In short, it will do this by lobbying for the removal of trade barriers that restrict access to new markets, ensure that the right information and support is available to help businesses succeed overseas, simplify food export paperwork for companies, and strategically champion the UK’s reputation for outstanding farming, food and drink.
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