Article 50 - Global Britain

Following news that the UK Government plans to trigger Article 50 on Wednesday, the Chairman of Maritime UK David Dingle CBE said:

“Next Wednesday the Prime Minister will trigger Article 50. More than any industry, maritime has a unique role to play in making Brexit a success.

“As Britain goes out into the world, determined to increase exports and sign ambitious trade deals, we have a unique responsibility to make ‘Global Britain’ a reality, and are ready to do so.

“Indeed, whilst Article 50 is being triggered, Maritime UK will be in Shanghai, leading a trade mission to boost UK-China ties, and promote the UK’s world-leading offer across the maritime sector.”

Leaving the European Union, the UK will have the opportunity to forge new trade deals with countries around the world, including some of the most exciting, dynamic, and fastest growing economies.

Next week (28-30 March) Maritime UK, the Department for International Trade and Department for Transport will be on board RMS Queen Mary 2, leading a trade mission to boost UK-China maritime ties and promote the UK as The World’s Maritime Centre.

Attended by senior industry and government leaders from both countries, including Shipping and Ports Minister, John Hayes MP, and Trade Minister, Mark Garnier MP, the mission has been timed to coincide with the RMS Queen Mary 2’s visit to Shanghai during its East Asian tour. The iconic vessel will be used to promote UK excellence across shipping, ports, marine, and business services and will play host to pioneering companies from across the maritime sector, a number of which are visiting China for the first time.

“The UK and China are two of the world’s leading maritime and trading powers, and this trade mission is designed to further strengthen relations between our two countries, delivering benefits for both markets” added David Dingle.