Department for International Trade chief includes profession in list of Britain’s most tradeable ‘world-class services’
The UK’s top international trade negotiator has listed the architecture and design sectors among the the nation’s most tradeable “world class services” in his first full interview in the job.
Crawford Falconer, who is second in command at the Department for International Trade and the head of the civil service’s trade-negotiation profession, said the world was “begging for the UK to be able to trade with it” and cited architecture as a prime area of interest.
Architecture is worth £6.7bn a year to the UK economy, according to a GLA report published in March. The country is also a net exporter of architectural services, with exports in 2016 worth £439m, while imports were valued at £41m.
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