Posted on April 10, 2021

Following a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce, suggesting that exports from the UK are falling after Brexit, a Government spokesman said: “The Trade and Co-operation Agreement is the first free trade agreement the EU has ever reached based on zero tariffs and zero quotas. It protects high quality jobs and investment right across the UK and ensures that businesses continue to trade effectively and sell to their customers in the EU.

“Overall freight volumes between the UK and the EU are back to their normal levels, and there is no general disruption at UK ports.

“We want to ensure that businesses get the support they need to trade effectively with Europe and to seize new opportunities as we strike trade deals with the world’s fastest growing markets. That’s why – in addition to the £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund – we are operating export helplines, running webinars with experts and offering businesses support via our network of 300 international trade advisers.”

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