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Export Promotion Strategy

This section seeks responses from UK and Non-UK Businesses, Business Groups, Membership Organisations and other Stakeholders to understand the challenges faced by business in building successful trading relationships. This includes the role and capacity of representative bodies both in the UK and overseas in fostering stronger trading relationships.

Respondent Profile

1/16

How many employees does your business have?

Please tick the relevant answer.

Respondent Profile

2/16

Which of the following best describes your business and export trade?

Please tick the relevant answer.

Respondent Profile

3/16

If your business already exports, what is the approximate value of your exports annually?

Please tick the relevant answer.

Respondent Profile

4/16

Can your business activities be described as falling into any of the following sectors?

Please tick the relevant answer.

Government Support

5/16

The UK is keen to increase Exports and has an ambition to reach £1Trillion by 2030.
1) What could be improved to help UK exporters?
2) What new strategy should we adopt to help SMEs to start to export?

Government Support

6/16

The British Business Bank says less than 1 in 10 of the approximately 5.9m SMEs in the UK export. What more can be done to increase this figure? What role should the government play in the provision of support?

Government Support

7/16

Are you aware of the following / have accessed
or used?

Please select either 'no', 'aware' or 'accessed' for each of the following.

UK Export Academy
Trade Envoys
UK Export Finance
Government Support Trade Missions
Sanctions Verification Service
Great.gov

Government Support

8/16

Reflecting on what your business needs to succeed internationally, would you share your thoughts on the following:
1) Could there be a greater emphasis on training and capacity building?
2) Is there sufficient understanding of trade documentation and compliance?
3) Should more data be shared in terms of market intelligence reports or trade commissioners reports?

Government Support

9/16

Exporting or importing brings additional time demands that impact on a company's cash flow, what financial support and services should be offered to manage this? Do you find it easy to access these services? How can this be improved?

Government Support

10/16

Are particular UK Government policies (e.g. Human Rights etc) helpful or unhelpful in furthering your commercial endeavours?

Regulatory Environment

11/16

Would it be useful to have acentralised database of...

Please tick the relevant answer.

Regulatory Environment

12/16

The role of government is often central to the success of export promotion strategies, however, on a scale of 1-10 (10 Highest)

Please select from 1 (Very Little) to 10 (Very Much) for each row.

How involved should the regions be in UK trade strategy and implementation?
How strong is the UK in promoting exports?
Do you think there is enough accountability for officials in overseas posts?
Do you think the government should share more market intelligence?

Regulatory Environment

13/16

The concept of trade corridors covers an area with undefined boundaries that can provide Highly Facilitated Trade Access for goods - this is a new concept and may need resources to enable appropriate growth.
1) Should the UK be supporting trade corridors?
2) Which corridors would be important?

Regulatory Environment

14/16

On a scale of 1-10 (10 highest) In your experience or view, how effective has Government Export Promotion & support been over the last 10 years?

Regulatory Environment

15/16

As the UK's programme of Free Trade Agreement negotiations continues should more consultation be extended to UK Businesses? Are the benefits of individual FTAs readily available? Which FTAs do you import, or export under currently?

Regulatory Environment

16/16

The British Chambers of Commerce has been supporting UK businesses for many years. Increasingly their role has evolved, what do you think their role should be moving forward? Do you have any further comments on any of the issues we have raised?