In this instance, this exercise highlighted the importance of trade continuity for all of the UK's current preferential arrangements. The UK trades with 70 countries using 40 agreements, so the potential impact of a lack of continuity would be significant for alomost any business trading internationally.
Our members are our mandate
Because our members are our mandate, our consultation processes inform the stance the CBI will take and any future recommendations we make - all to ultimately protect the competitiveness of UK businesses.
Across the UK, the CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors. The CBI’s corporate members together employ nearly 7 million people, about one third of private sector-employees.
With offices in the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi, the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.