Truss’s Latest Free Trade Pork Barrel Politics

Trade secretary Liz Truss continues to make her 2015 self proud, after today announcing new pork markets – though this time in Mexico rather than Beijing. A department press release reveals Truss has managed to open up Mexico’s market to British pork for the first time, with an expected trade boost of £50 million in just five years. She’s going the whole hog ahead of next year’s reshuffle…

Liz says “This is a huge win for our farmers and food producers and I look forward to seeing high-quality British pork being enjoyed in Mexico very soon.” Liz’s pork victory piggybacks off the government’s securing of £130,000 per year cattle semen exports to Mexico in 2020…

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We’re Gonna Build Some Buses and Mexico Is Gonna Pay

The UK will export 90 iconic red London buses to Mexico as export finance worth £1.7 billion enables buoyant Brexit Britain to break free into global markets. Theresa May will today visit the Alexander Dennis bus factory in Guildford today, just one of 137 firms helped by UK Export Finance (UKEF) since it was put under the control of the Department for International Trade.

90 low-emission buses will reduce congestion and pollution on Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma, and will begin transporting passengers from the end of this year. The new Brexit Britain export funding includes;

  • Norton Motorcycle, an iconic British motorcycle brand, selling 1000 bikes a year to Australia, North America, Japan and Europe
  • Design and Projects, a Hampshire-based engineering company, exporting €12 million of rail equipment for a metro line in Bangkok
  • BurntIsland Fabrications Ltd winning a £100 million contract to support an offshore wind farm
  • Distinction winning a $7 million contract to supply the Palm Jumeriah hotel in Dubai with luxury furniture.

Making exports great again…

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