Thursday 28 October 2021
Select a region
News

Hopes UK Minister’s visit will help boost island’s interests in post-Brexit deals

Hopes UK Minister’s visit will help boost island’s interests in post-Brexit deals

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Hopes UK Minister’s visit will help boost island’s interests in post-Brexit deals


The UK's Minister for Trade Policy will be visiting Jersey Dairy, Ports of Jersey, Digital Jersey and Jersey Finance today and tomorrow to get a better understanding of the island’s key industries.

Greg Hands MP's visit comes as the UK is looking to establish Free Trade Agreements with countries around the world following Brexit.

“The Minister will see first-hand what Jersey can offer and how we punch well above our weight in terms of what we bring to the British family. It’s important for him to understand and see the size and scope of our island so that he can represent us in free trade negotiations,” External Relations Minister Senator Ian Gorst, who will be meeting Minister Hands alongside Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondré, explained. 

“It will also be an opportunity to strengthen our political relationship as we work towards securing free trade agreements.” 

Minister Hands added: “Britain and Jersey share deep historical ties, and trade has always played a major role in our relationship.

“That is why I am committed to building on these ties and working together to ensure our trade deals support people and businesses in the island by opening up new opportunities in fast-growing markets across the globe from the Pacific to Asia and the Americas.”

He will also be meeting the Lieutenant-Governor and Bailiff during his visit.

Sign up to newsletter

 

Comments

Comments on this story express the views of the commentator only, not Bailiwick Publishing. We are unable to guarantee the accuracy of any of those comments.

Once your comment has been submitted, it won’t appear immediately. There is no need to submit it more than once. Comments are published at the discretion of Bailiwick Publishing, and will include your username.

To place a comment please login

You have landed on the Bailiwick Express website, however it appears you are based in . Would you like to stay on the site, or visit the site?