16 Nov Essex Chambers meet new International Trade minister
Members of Essex Chambers of Commerce have met with the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Trade, Mark Garnier MP, to brief him on their concerns and expectations following the result of this year’s referendum.
The meeting took place at Portcullis House in Westminster and was hosted by James Cleverly, MP for Braintree. The businesses present covered a wide range of exporters who trade with countries around the globe. They were able to hear first – hand from the Minister about the government’s thoughts on new trade arrangements arising from “Brexit” and to also put to him their concerns and the problems they face every day in dealing with export legislation and bureaucracy.
Speaking after the event, Denise Rossiter, Chief Executive of Essex Chambers of Commerce said “Supporting the county’s exporters is a key part of our activities so I was delighted that the Minister agreed to meet Chamber members at our International Trade Forum”
“We had some extremely lively but positive discussions and the Minister took on board the feedback he got from businesses about how to develop our overseas markets in the coming months and years. We are keen to do our bit to help the country’s international trade grow and will hold further meetings with the Department for International Trade later this year and next year.”