The global trading system is in disarray. Global economic growth is slowing, half the G20 are now operating under openly protectionist agendas, and tensions between China and the United States remain high – despite faint promise of a truce earlier this year. But over in the UK, all of this is overshadowed by the continuing dispute over Brexit. The nation is bitterly divided, and we are fast approaching what could constitute a national crisis.
Lesley Batchelor OBE, the Director General of the Institute of Export & International Trade, gave her views on how UK businesses can improve their export performance, despite the current geopolitical situation