Brexit has opened up the world to British businesses

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan will today launch International Trade Week designed to encourage firms to think globally. Speaking yesterday, she said: “There has never been a better time to export.

“The UK makes some of the best products in the world but only one in 10 businesses export them around the world.

“I want this International Trade Week to be a catalyst for businesses to sell to new markets and take advantage of the trade deals we are negotiating.”

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The Department for International Trade will this week host over 100 events and workshops to help firms explore international expansion.

At the week’s headline event in Birmingham Export Minister Mike Freer and West Midlands Mayor Andy Street will kick off a new “Made in the UK, Sold to the World” campaign.

Since Britain left the EU, ministers have agreed trade deals with 69 countries and the bloc. Officials say 6.5 million jobs here are supported by exports.

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