Relations & Trade

Post-Brexit, the European single market will remain the world’s largest trading bloc. Its influence on trade flows, global regulatory standards, humanitarian issues and international development make the European Union a priority partner for countries around the world.

As a major market, the EU’s policies on areas as diverse as agriculture and human rights can require compliance from manufacturers operating outside the block. Furthermore, its position as a leading source of foreign direct investment and enlargement and neighbourhood process make it a valuable partner.

Depending on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, there are also likely to be enhanced benefits for businesses in engaging actively with Westminster and the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, as the United Kingdom looks to enhance trade in other markets.