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Liam Fox addresses the UK’s approach to Brexit and global trade
On 26 July the International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, visited Mexico and gave a speech on free trade, bilateral trade and investment between the UK and Mexico.
The speech revealed that an informal trade dialogue had been established between Secretary Guajardo and the UK. The two nations have a similar global outlook and have shown a united front at the UN, G20, and the WTO on a number of occasions.
Dr Liam Fox extended his speech to address the UK’s wider approach to Brexit and global trade. The Secretary emphasised that the UK will remain a tireless advocate of global free trade: “the UK wants the closest possible relationship with our European neighbours, with no interruption of our trading relationship.

UK-US trade and investment groundwork
Last week, the International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, and the US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, jointly chaired the first meeting of the UK-US Trade Investment Working Group.
The aim of the meeting between the UK and US government agencies was to provide commercial continuity for businesses ahead of Brexit. The Secretary said “the immediate priority is to give businesses on both sides of the Atlantic certainty and confidence.
Further plans to lay groundwork for potential negotiations on an ambitious free trade agreement were also spoken about. The US is the UK’s single largest trading partner and trade between the two countries is already worth about £150 billion a year.
The connected customer and their purchasing behaviour
A new report titled: ‘Fit for the Future; Is your business agile enough to keep up with the connected consumer?’, explores what behaviour businesses might be overlooking amongst their consumers. These findings were released by software development firm Black Pepper Software.
The report revealed that 54 per cent of UK consumers’ purchasing patterns change depending on what they are buying. The seven key sectors investigated were: automotive, consumer electronics, DIY, fashion, finance, grocery and leisure purchases.
Three key trends became apparent; a complex purchase impacts channel choice, independent consumers demand varied levels of customer service, and UK shoppers want recognition and relevance in personalised encounters, throughout their shopping journey.

Thursday 03 August 2017

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