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5 March 2024 - Export-led growth - Oral evidence

Committee Business and Trade Committee
Inquiry Export-led growth

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Start times: 9:45am (private) 10:00am (public)

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“What is holding back UK businesses from exporting more?”, ask MPs

The Business and Trade Committee hears from trade associations, businesses and experts on support for UK exporters.

Meeting details

At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Export-led growth
Head of Trade Policy at British Chambers of Commerce
Head of International Affairs at Federation of Small Businesses
Chairman, Liberalisation of Trade in Services Committee at The CityUK
Director of Trade and Business Strategy at National Farmers' Union
At 10:45am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Export-led growth
Lecturer in International Management at Loughborough University
Director, Trade Policy at German Chambers of Industry and Commerce
Director of Industrial Research at Japan External Trade Organization
At 11:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Export-led growth
Group President at Rolls-Royce plc
Government Affairs at Arm Holdings plc
Head of Growth at Kendal Nutricare

The UK Government has committed to a target of £1 trillion in annual exports by 2030. In February 2024 Nus Ghani, a Department for Business and Trade Minister, said the Government was “within touching distance” of achieving that objective.

But many businesses say that they face significant obstacles to exporting their goods. In a British Chambers of Commerce survey of nearly 1,000 UK businesses, nearly half said the top barriers to exporting were costs, disruption, tariffs and customs procedures.

MPs are likely to ask whether the Government’s £1 trillion exports goal is useful or achievable, and what barriers businesses currently face in contributing to that goal.

They are also likely to hear about how Germany and Japan support their exporters, and what lessons this might have for the UK.

MPs may also ask UK businesses currently exporting whether the Government is providing enough support, and what opportunities they see for growth.


Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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