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31st August 2020
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BMA reacts to Boris trade talk shower comments
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association has welcomed calls by the Prime Minister to sell more UK bathroom products in the US. At the G7 summit, PM Boris Johnson appealed to President Trump to remove US trade barriers on products such as shower trays.
Incoming BMA chief executive, Tom Reynolds says of the PM's comments:
"Both the UK and US are exciting markets for bathroom manufacturers and have leading products standards. As long as consumer protection is maintained in both countries, we welcome any efforts to increase bilateral trade. Talks must result in a level playing field for manufacturers on both sides of the pond.
"We have a longstanding partnership with Plumbing Manufacturers International to collaborate in supporting the industry on both sides of the Atlantic."
"In addition to a new trade partnership with the US, our members are looking for certainty around the UK's post-Brexit trading relationships.
"New trade barriers don't help anyone. With such a lot of trade in bathroom products crossing the English Channel, we and our members are monitoring Brexit developments closely.
"The Government needs to resolve this as well as starting trade talks with the US."
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