The Hull & Humber Chamber and the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany are to debate the importance of shared economic interests at a “Meet your EU Neighbour” debate in Hull on Thursday 2nd November.
Businesses are calling for constructive dialogue to deliver clarity and certainty for trading businesses across Europe. There is great uncertainty in the business community and potential increased costs from limits on free movement of workers, taxes, tariffs and increased bureaucracy as new borders affect business on both sides.
The UK is the third largest market for German exports. In turn Germany is the UK’s second largest export destination and as talks continue, companies from both sides want economic issues to be at the top of the negotiations agenda. There is a call from both sides for a focus on practical, day-to-day business concerns, and a desire for clarity on future trading arrangements. It is important to businesses that the contours of a future trading relationship are made clearer.
The Hull & Humber Chamber is using its extensive network of international trade contacts to bring together business representatives for a high-level discussion on the concerns presented by Brexit and the possible solutions.
The event, which is supported by Andrew Jackson Solicitors is open to Chamber members and non-members, and will take place at Andrew Jackson, Solicitors, Marina Court, Castle Street, Hull, HU1 1TJ.