If you follow our social media channels, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter, you may have noticed that we think Asia is a pretty good place to start trading…
Out of the 18 designated high-growth markets (selected by UKTI), the majority are located in Asia. UKTI’s Asia Task Force says: “Each of the twelve Asian high-growth markets offers British businesses a distinctive set of challenges and opportunities to explore and capitalise on.”
So, if you’re thinking of capitalising on the opportunities these markets present, there is a wealth of expertise available to help you overcome the obstacles of international trade.
Since December 2011, Asia Task Force has focused on promoting the opportunities to UK business in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Throughout this campaign, UKTI actively engaged with UK businesses through an outreach programme including a series of roadshows, a high-profile conference and networking meetings, and a national and international digital and communications campaign.
The final series of events in this campaign took place in March, but there is still a wealth of useful information on the site, including practical toolkits with market advice, business etiquette tips and inspiring case studies. Read more here.
GOV.UK is the new central site from the government, combining Directgov and Business link, providing a simpler and faster way to locate free information and advice about importing and exporting.
Need help with commodity codes or import duty? Find all the information you need here.
Plus, with regularly updated news, blogs, travel advice and job vacancies, find out what the UK government is doing in Asian countries around the world here.
The CBBC is the leading organization helping UK companies grow and develop their business with China.
The BCC offers advice and support to British businesses looking to boost their international presence.
Open to Export is a community driven service for small and medium sized businesses, looking for help and support in exporting from the UK.
Follow us on Twitter, @dhlexpressuk, to stay up-to-date with the latest international trade news from Asia!