Exporters meet to discuss Brexit

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Members of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Forum will discuss tackling the international trade deficit in the wake of the EU referendum result.

The forum, set up to support existing international investments and trade across Sheffield City Region, outline its overall plans at the event on July 12.

Sponsored by NatWest, it will give members the chance to address what the Sheffield Chamber has long argued is one of the UK’s biggest challenges – the reversal of the trade deficit, and how the recent EU referendum vote will effect it.

Kiley Tan, chair of the forum and director at Mosaic International, will outline the current climate for business exporting.

He will be joined by David Riches from the British Chamber of Commerce, who will discuss the national picture and how the Chamber network can help UK exporters and Nick Patrick from South Yorkshire International Trade Centre.

Kiley said: “The EU referendum result has created a huge amount of uncertainty but has given us the opportunity to assess the way we operate in terms of international trade and the support that is given to those who trade or want to trade overseas.

The UK government has targeted £1 trillion of exports by 2020, but they will not deliver the required result unless there are profitable exports.

The event will take place at Sentinel Brewery on Shoreham Street at 12pm on July 12 is free for Chamber members and £10 for non-Chamber members. To book a place visit www.scci.org.uk/events