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Trade and the Environment

We are committed to working with all parties to establish the trading relationships Britain needs. As such, we set up the UK Trade and Business Commission and act as its secretariat, providing research, administrative and logistics support to this inclusive, cross-party initiative. The commission employs rigorous research and analysis to offer trade policy recommendations to the UK government. 

We passionately believe that trade must be conducted in a fair and sustainable way. The climate emergency is an existential threat to our planet. Only by forging responsible trading relationships can the world tackle this challenge. The UK needs to set the highest standards on trade and the environment, reflecting our national efforts to combat global warming and reinforcing the global appetite to bring about change. 



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  • Blog

    Seeing is believing

    This week, Best for Britain travelled to Belfast with the U.K. Trade and Business Commission.

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  • Blog

    Simplify trade. Work together. Save the Earth.

    Find out more about Best for Britain's campaigns. How we trade should reflect what we believe in. The climate crisis requires global action. Britain can lead the way. Best for Britain wants to simplify trade, work together and save the Earth.

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    Let’s protect the UK’s standards and international reputation

    UK STANDARDS ARE UNDER THREAT. STAND AGAINST WATERED-DOWN STANDARDS AND PROTECTIONS IN POST-BREXIT TRADE DEALS

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Britain’s trade deals must not be a race to the bottom

We are deeply concerned that as the effects of the Brexit deal are hurting traders in Britain and Europe, and as we all grapple with Russia’s war in Ukraine, that the UK Government will sign trade deals that could lower standards. It is vital that negotiators aspire to the highest standards in trade, rights and the environment

The Johnson Government replaced simple, tariff free trade with our closest neighbours in Europe, with new long-distance trading partners half the world away. His successor may well do the same. Not only do these deals often hurt British businesses, farmers, and consumers, they contribute to climate change and make us more reliant on deals with unsavoury regimes around the world. 

Are you with us? Do you believe that we need to hold the Government to account and urge it to forge responsible trading relationships? Sign your name and stand with us. 

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The Johnson Government replaced simple, tariff free trade with our closest neighbours in Europe, with new long-distance trading partners half the world away. His successor may well do the same. Not only do these deals often hurt British businesses, farmers, and consumers, they contribute to climate change and make us more reliant on deals with unsavoury regimes around the world. 

Are you with us? Do you believe that we need to hold the Government to account and urge it to forge responsible trading relationships? Sign your name and stand with us. 

Help us put a spotlight on sustainable trade

 

The Johnson Government’s trade policy was far from responsible. His administration allowed Brexit to harm British businesses and put UK consumers at a disadvantage. There is no sign his successor will be any better.

When it comes to energy deals, instead of committing to amped-up green solutions in the wake of Russia’s war on Ukraine, Boris Johnson asked the Saudis to increase their oil production. Rather than leading the way on demanding the highest food safety, veterinary and environmental standards post-Brexit, the Johnson Government was happy to entertain a range of trade deals that could significantly undercut British home-grown produce and drive standards down. We must prevent a future administration from pushing forward the same policies. 

We need a sustainable and safe trading strategy, including energy, that helps restore the UK’s security and ensures long-term economic prosperity. Best for Britain is leading the charge - we will keep engaging MPs, keep working with the Lords and keep up the campaigning until we get there. Being a truly global Britain, must mean being best-in-class on standards.

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