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Posted on 25/06/2020 by DHL Express

‘Bounce back’ plan for agriculture, food and drink industry

A joint strategic intervention to turbo charge UK food and drink has been announced by the Department of International Trade and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

The agriculture, food and drink industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing industry; in 2019, UK food, feed and drink exports were worth £23.7billion.

The plan will allow SMEs to capitalise on trade agreements being negotiated with Japan, the US, Australia and New Zealand.

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UK kick-starts trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand

Last week the government published negotiation objectives for trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand. Trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand will help boost economic recovery by opening up new markets for businesses.

The UK, Australia and New Zealand are already important economic partners. In 2019 UK businesses traded £21 billion worth of goods and services with both countries.

Negotiations will be carried out by video conference, ensuring that talks can progress during the pandemic.

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How to move your face to face business online

The pandemic has impacted businesses of every type, all over the world. In this article, we look at how many offline retailers have adjusted and begun selling online in order to survive.

For experience-based businesses, the move into the e-commerce arena has been more of a challenge, and adapting to lockdown has required a little more creativity.

From virtual bars to online festivals; ballet classes on Zoom to piano lessons on YouTube – innovative thinking has kept things going.

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