Change trade for good
government is getting us ready to be an independent trading nation when we
leave the EU. This includes drafting new laws – known as the Trade &
Customs Bills – and developing a new trade policy.
just straightforward Brexit admin. This legislation will lay the foundations
for how we’ll approach and conduct trade outside the EU.
It’s an opportunity to ensure our trade policy tackles global poverty. The good news is we've got the government to listen. The Customs Bill turns their pledge to give the world's poorest farmers tax-free imports into law. But the Trade Bill doesn't mention sustainable development or poverty
reduction. It just sets out a plan to roll over existing EU agreements (without
seeking to improve them) and fails to give parliament any say in our future
Our MPs have
the power to make changes to the Bills, but most aren’t aware of their serious
So please email your MP now and ask them to speak up for a
transparent trade policy that brings prosperity to the world’s poorest.
You can read about the issue in more detail in our briefing here
or in our new briefing
about the Bills' debate here.
Your address (so we can find your MP, and so they know you live in their constituency)