16 March 2021
Andy Burwell, CBI Director of International Trade, said:
“As the UK redefines its role in the world it must remain globally competitive, dynamic and outward facing. The Integrated Review announced today sets out a critical first step in that journey.
“A stronger partnership between business and government on the global stage remains essential for success. Business will welcome the importance placed on relations with key growth markets to boost business confidence, along with a balanced approach to China. Key to this partnership will be closely aligning international interests to priorities at home, be that championing the race to net zero or investing in future technology.
“Business now looks forward to working with government to help fulfil these commitments and drive future prosperity in all parts of the country.”