International supply chain

The economic performance of the UK depends to great extent on the quality of the supply chain linking it to the rest of the world.

Increasingly the UK is outsourcing its production overseas, meaning that more and more goods need to be imported. The price that UK consumers and business pay for all these goods in shops or over the internet is affected by the cost of the supply chain bringing it to them. Equally, the competitiveness of exports from the UK is affected by the ability of our industries to get their products out to the global market quickly, reliably and, above all, cheaply.

FTA works to ensure that the UK, EU and international policy makers are fully informed about the needs of UK business in regard to the international supply chain.

FTA's work in this area is led by the International Supply Chain Forum and the British Shippers' Council.

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