Go Global

Go Global

Head off across the waves to 'do free trade deals'. The government proposes to export a further £3b worth of food.
The 'Free Marketeers' want to go off doing deals around the world with 'our old friends and new allies'. They cannot wait to get out of the Customs union, so they can make ‘free trade deals’ across the world. Remember we can and do already trade with the rest of the world, it is just some do not want to pay taxes on stuff coming in or going out. But those taxes/tariffs are there for complex cultural and historical reasons – specific to each country.
Negotiating a ‘free trade deal’ will mean conceding something in return. 40% of our food and drink exports consists of ‘hard liquor’ as US call it - whisky and gin. Part of UK plan to increase food exports involves more whisky sold – say to US and Mexico.

Liam Fox in December 2017 advertised nine jobs for 'trade commissioners' with lucrative salaries and gold plated expense accounts. This is despite already having ambassadors round the world, and no trade deals possible for years yet - the earliest 2021
Investment Abroad
instead of just ripping off many developing countries by buying their raw materials, we should be encouraging their own economies by helping to develop their food sectors based on their raw materials - as we have good experience and knowledge to pass on - as explained in Chapter 3. The EU is doing just that investing E44billion to create in youth jobs.
Wherever we go we will meet Chinese, who recently showed that they remember what we did to them all those years ago. They asked our delegation to take off our 'remembrance' poppies, because it reminded them of the opium wars - where we sunk their fleet because they burnt 'our' opium that we used to buy their tea.
Challenges facing China's Agrifood Sector
The Scotch whisky sector want to increase sales to India, from around £100m (the EU is their largest market at £1.2b) but face a tariff of around 150%.
If we tried to get rid of that, what would India want? India says that any trade deal would have to involve 'increased free movement' of Indian people to the UK.
EU hopes for India trade deal post Brexit "Britain was a traditional obstacle to an agreement, because of immigration and Scotch whisky "