Once Brexit takes place, Jersey’s approach to external trade will need to adapt to new and emerging relationships between the UK, the EU and beyond.
At this critical juncture, the Government of Jersey needs to give clear policy direction to the UK government about how we will relate to the new trading arrangements that the UK is negotiating.
Let’s Talk Trade builds on the open and inclusive approach to policy development that began with the Let’s Talk Brexit residents and business surveys in 2017.
The public consultation, launched at the Jersey Brexit Ready event held at the Royal Yacht Hotel in St Helier on 7 October 2019 and running until 30 November 2019, requested views from stakeholders on the priorities to shape our approach to external trade.
The Government of Jersey commissioned research partner 4insight to support us in this work, adding to the evidence base we are developing to inform Jersey’s ongoing engagement with the UK government and other partners on trade-related matters.
564 responses were received to the consultation, via gov.je and 4insight.
Responses were received from diverse groups including businesses, individuals and other organisations, representing a broad cross-section of the Jersey population. The findings highlight the concerns Island businesses and residents have about Brexit and the opportunities they think it will generate.
Let's talk trade responses