In yet more devastating news for Remainers, it emerged that British exporters are enjoying a post-Brexit boom with South Korea thanks to a £620million surge in trade. The news backs Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s promise that his Government will go “further and faster” to maximise the opportunities of Brexit.
International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said there is a “huge demand” for British goods and services in the South East Asian powerhouse with exports surging by nine percent in the last year.
Express.co.uk readers jumped on the news as proof that being freed from the clutches of Brussels was paying off.
Jiren The Grey wrote: “More devastating news for Remainers. Oh dear, their little hearts won’t take much more.
“They were promised project fear would come true.”
man in oz raged: “Slowly, slowly Brexit Britain is replacing the EU with other trading partners.
“This for the EU will be a steady decline, no longer will people like (Tony) Blair be able to terminate England.”
Ms Trevelyan revealed that Government-backed trade shows in South Korea helped UK businesses land deals worth more than £70million in 2021.
Deals made through the Department for International Trade include British-made products ranging from hydrogen fuel cells and wind turbines to lifejackets and PPE.
Speaking to Express.co.uk previously, Ms Trevelyan said: “As part of our Global Britain agenda – we are helping businesses capitalise on the huge demand for British goods and services in South Korea. As the UK eyes future growth opportunities in the Indo-Pacific, we plan to strengthen trade ties with the region’s biggest economies like South Korea.
“We have already negotiated the world’s most ambitious digital trade deal with Singapore this year, and we’re on track to join the CPTPP next year, a huge free trade area with a combined GDP of £8.4trillion.”
She also said that South Korea is the 10th largest economy in the world and it is a key part of the UK’s strategic tilt to the Indo-Pacific region.