The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, together with the British Chambers of Commerce and the Chamber network, are campaigning on behalf of British exporters.
Following the BCC/DHL Trade Confidence Index (Q2 2011), and on behalf of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), four MPs have tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) on exports and trade confidence. The BCC/DHL Trade Confidence Index indicated that, in spite of showing some signs of strength, exporters are deterred from investing and taking on more staff by an uncertain economic environment.
With particular issues surrounding the Eurozone debt crisis and the United States debt ceiling British companies are uncertain about both the domestic economic environment and that of the most established export destinations. At the same time exports are taking on an increasingly important role in rebuilding the British economy, with consumer confidence low and depressed public spending limiting opportunities within the domestic market.
The Early Day Motion recommends that the government does more to ensure that products and services designed to help current and potential exporters are easy to access and understand. The British Chambers of Commerce believes the Government’s growth agenda should include a focus on making UK trade and investment and the Export Credits Guarantee Department as effective as possible.
The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce supports the British Chambers on this important issue. Exports are essential to a sustainable economic recovery for the UK; to achieve this, exporters need clear support from efficient and effective agencies and initiatives.
For more information on the Early Day Motion, or on how you can help us in this campaign, contact Samuel Lewis at Samuel.Lewis@mycci.co.uk
Samuel Lewis, Policy Correspondent at Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce