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Brexit Trade Campaign

Why Brexit?

Millions of people from the poorest countries rely on trade with the UK – and we rely on them.

The next few years could be make or break for them. They could face around £1 billion in extra taxes - and unfair competition if the UK signs free trade agreements with wealthy countries.

But with the right policies in place, Brexit could be the moment when the UK starts trading in ways that really benefits people from the poorest countries.

That’s why Traidcraft is raising its voice and asking the government for a Brexit that works for everyone.  

What we are campaigning for

Traidcraft is calling on the government to put in place measures to safeguard people who trade with us from the poorest countries.

These could include duty-free access for products from the poorest countries, and trade rules that make it easier for producers in poor countries to export more valuable products – enabling them to trade their way out of poverty.

This spring, we're asking Traidcraft supporters to find out more and spread the word about why this matters.

Join our campaign and ask your MP to stand up for a Brexit that works for everyone!

Get involved in the Brexit trade campaign

However much time you've got there is something you can do to support a Brexit for everyone!

Together we can send a strong message to the government that Brexit should work for people who trade with us from the world's poorest countries.

We need to make sure that the government understands the issue and puts in place measures to ensure a fair deal.  

There are many ways you can get involved in the campaign. You can watch and share our video with your friends, send an email to your MP, or invite him or her to your Big Brew during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Watch our video on the right and find all other actions on our Take Action page

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Taking a closer look at Brexit and international development

Why might Brexit have an impact on people who trade with us from poorer countries? What could our government do to make sure that they don't lose out? And how can Brexit be the beginning of a golden standard in development-friendly trade?

We've created an FAQ that explains everything you need to know about Brexit, trade and international development. For an even more in-depth view, go to the Campaign Resource page and dowload our 'Brexit trade briefing for MPs'.

Read our FAQ.