Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:
“The G7 meet at a time when business is driving innovation that can change the lives of people around the world. But at the same time, the global economy is stuttering and our international trading system is under unprecedented pressure. Damaging trade wars, the threat of a no deal Brexit, and the uncertain future of the WTO are hindering business efforts to deliver prosperity and growth.
“We urge the Prime Minister to defend the international trading system at all costs, and to bring together all leaders with a compelling vision of inclusive and sustainable growth for the 21st century.
“With a clear vision, the G7 can drive inclusive solutions to our shared global environmental and climate challenges, preserve free and fair trade, and harness the power of the digital economy while boosting jobs and living standards for all citizens.”