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Posted on 3/09/2020 by DHL Express

Liz Truss launches business engagement drive

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has launched 11 new trade advisory groups, covering a range of key sectors, as part of a major new business engagement drive. As trade talks with Japan, the US, Australia and New Zealand intensify, Liz Truss is stepping up engagement across Britain to gain technical and strategic business insights.

Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss said: “This is about bringing business closer to the negotiating table and using their expertise to help secure the best possible deals that deliver jobs and growth across Britain.”

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E-commerce news from around the world

The global pandemic triggered a rise in e-commerce spending, this wasn’t solely a result of millennials and Gen Z-ers spending habits. For the first time, many older people, cautious about the health risks of the virus, chose to stay home and shop online instead.

To read more about why the older generation could mean big business for e-commerce brands see the latest e-commerce news from around the world.

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New market opportunity for online global retailers

Africa’s e-commerce market is thriving – driven, in part, by the continent’s appetite for international brands. Research has shown that Africa’s consumer spending is projected to reach US $2.1 trillion by 2025, representing the region’s ‘single largest business opportunity’.

With around 90% of UK and US retailers not selling in Africa, there is huge prospect for e-commerce businesses. Read on to discover more about Africa’s potential for e-commerce businesses.

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