Anne-Marie Trevelyan – 2022 Comments on UK Trade Deal with Gulf Nations

The comments made by Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the Secretary of State for International Trade, on 21 June 2022.

Today marks the next significant milestone in our 5-star year of trade as we step up the UK’s close relationship with the Gulf.

Our current trading relationship was worth £33.1 billion in the last year alone. From our fantastic British food and drink to our outstanding financial services, I’m excited to open up new markets for UK businesses large and small, and supporting the more than ten thousand SMEs already exporting to the region.

This trade deal has the potential to support jobs from Dover to Doha, growing our economy at home, building vital green industries and supplying innovative services to the Gulf.