The new British Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Livingston, will arrive arrived in Poland next week as part of a trade delegation aimed at maximising the trade potential of high-growth markets in Central and Eastern Europe. After Poland, the Minister will move on to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. As part of the delegation, the Minister will be accompanied by representatives of more than 70 British companies, all of whom have an interest in doing business in Poland. Continue reading British Minister Calls For a Major Boost In Bilateral Trade
High Growth Europe is a £16 billion export market for the UK (including £4 billion in services). UK exports have more than doubled over the past 10 years and the appetite for British goods and services continues to expand. Positive economic credentials (growth forecasts for the region over the next 20 years are comparable with Russia or Brazil), and increasing spending power, mean this trend will continue. At the same time, EU membership has secured billions in structural funds to modernise transport and social infrastructure; upgrade utilities, including water and the region’s disparate gas and electricity grids; provide education and skills to increasingly aspirational local populations; and develop new and competitive industries building on traditional strengths.
As the business champion of the region I am delighted to welcome our participants, both local and British, to our GREAT Mega Mission 2014.