CATEGORY : Weekly Trade Update

UK-Kenya strategic partnership | Fifth of UK retail to be online | 2020 e-commerce trends

Published 30/01/2020

Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, to agree a new strategic partnership. They aim to develop new investment and trade opportunities, support businesses and create jobs. Prime Minister Johnson and President Kenyatta said in a joint statement: “The UK and Kenya already benefit from close economic ties and […]


UK-Africa investment boost | Global online retail growth | Get to know logistics

Published 23/01/2020

As part of a Government drive to ensure Africa’s growing demand for investment is met by the UK’s expertise and innovation, the UK Government is working to strengthen its partnership with the continent. In the lead up to the UK-Africa Investment Summit, held earlier this week in London, £6.5 billion worth of commercial deals had […]


Packaging in the logistics industry | NI seafood firm takes international orders | Southeast Asian e-commerce

Published 16/01/2020

Years of innovation and refinement have produced packaging technologies and solutions that deliver high performance at a low cost. However, there is growing evidence that these approaches can’t keep up with the changing needs of companies, consumers and the environment. At DHL Express, we’ve been thinking about how new approaches to packaging will shape future […]


UK Overseas trade stats | DHL Global Connectedness Index 2019 | Chamber Business Awards 2019

Published 11/12/2019

In a new report released this week, total exports of goods for October 2019 were £34.3 billion, an increase of 11 per cent compared with September, and an increase of £1.1 billion compared with October 2018. The US remains the dominant trading partner for exports; it experienced the largest increase since September, up £1,248 million.


Israel Trade Agreement | Malaysia GDP Growth | DHL Global Connectedness Index

Published 28/02/2019

An agreement signed by Israel’s Minister of Economy, Eli Cohen, and the UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, will help to further strengthen the trading relationship between the UK and Israel, which was worth £4 billion in the year ending 2018 Q3. Dr Liam Fox praised the strong trading relationship Israel […]


UK and USA Agreement | Australia Trade Deal | QITO Q4 2018

Published 21/02/2019

The UK and USA have signed an agreement to continue the existing arrangements in place which facilitate goods trade and support jobs in the two nations. The Mutual Recognition Agreement on Conformity Assessment (MRA) was signed by Her Majesty’s Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch and Deputy United States Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney last week. Total UK-US […]


International Track 200 | Smooth trade with Switzerland | Is this business model for you?

Published 14/02/2019

200 of Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales have been announced in The Sunday Times International Track 200 2019. The publication was released on Sunday 10 February by Fast Track – a network of the UK’s top private firms and entrepreneurs. Gymshark, a DHL Express customer, ranked number one on the publication […]


UK and Chile Agreement | New Payments System with Iran | E-commerce 2019 Trends

Published 7/02/2019

An arrangement that will see British businesses and consumers benefitting from trading arrangements from Chile was signed last week by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Chile, Jamie Bowden, and Chilean Foreign Minister, Roberto Ampuero. This certainty will help to further strengthen the trading relationship between the UK and Chile which was worth £1.8 billion in 2017. […]


UK and New Zealand trade | British Bike exports soar | The Dubai startup in global demand

Published 31/01/2019

Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade, has signed an arrangement which will help boost trade between the UK and New Zealand. The agreement covers sectors accounting for around £169m of UK exports to New Zealand and will ensure UK and New Zealand businesses can continue to benefit from existing arrangements. Dr Liam […]


Agreement Boosts British Trade | ‘Companies to Inspire Africa 2019’ Report is Launched | From Big Idea to Huge Success

Published 24/01/2019

An arrangement boosting British trade with Australia will continue even after the UK leaves the EU, supporting jobs in both countries. The Mutual Recognition on Conformity Assessment (MRA) was signed by the International Trade Secretary and the Australian High Commissioner to the UK last week. The signing will ensure UK and Australian businesses can continue […]


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