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Gibraltar and Campo chambers discuss Brexit impact

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce yesterday met with a delegation from the Camara de Comercio del Campo de Gibraltar to discuss the implications of the EU referendum result.

Chamber President Christian Hernandez, along with fellow board directors George Dyke and George Desoisa, met with Carlos Fenoy, President of the Campo de Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce, Manuel Tinoco and Sebastián Fernández, at the Gibraltar Chamber headquarters.

The purpose of the meeting, according to the Gibraltar Chamber, was to discuss the implications of June’s EU referendum result for businesses on both sides of the frontier and explore how best to meet the forthcoming challenges.

“The meeting was held in the spirit of open cooperation and a wish to ensure that members of both organisations can work together for the benefit of communities in Gibraltar as well as the Campo,” the Gibraltar Chamber said in a statement.

A number of possible initiatives were discussed and these will be explored and developed further in the coming months. Contacted by the Chronicle, Mr Hernandez declined to expand on the nature of the initiatives at this stage.

Although negotiations between the UK and the European Commission have not yet begun, the local Chamber said both organisations recognise the importance and value of continuing to generate jobs and economic growth in the region and all efforts must be made to encourage this in the future.