In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, an ambitious post-EU membership Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiation programme has been underway. To date, the UK Government has been working on deals with 66 countries plus the EU, which accounts for £890 billion of UK bilateral trade.
To explore what this means for UK businesses, I took part in a digital event with Crawford Falconer, Chief Trade Negotiation Advisor, and Duncan Adams, Deputy Director, UK Regions, both from the Department for International Trade (DIT). The discussion was hosted by KPMG Chair Bina Mehta. Here are some key takeaways that I think will help organisations of all sizes.