Britain can become a “21st century exporting superpower”, Liam Fox will claim as he outlines plans to encourage greater exports post-Brexit.
The International Trade Secretary who once accused UK businesses of being “lazy” wants to increase exports as a proportion of GDP from 30% to 35%. However, the department has not set a timescale for reaching this ambition.
Dr Fox told Sky News that there are 400,000 UK firms that could export but currently don’t, and that the UK needs to do more to exploit “the rise of the global middle class”.
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