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Posted on 27/02/2020 by DHL Express

International demand for British health supplements grows

With consumers becoming increasingly health conscious all around the world, UK health and wellness businesses are benefiting from the health and wellbeing trend. Lancashire-based Private Label Nutrition has seen a 75 per cent increase in overseas sales in the last 12 months.

James Wilson, Director at Private Label Nutrition said: “The Middle East is our biggest growth market and in the last 12 months we have seen a 35 per cent increase in exports to the Gulf Cooperation Council.”

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Trade Minister champions UK SMEs

The International Trade Minister, Conor Burns, met with business and industry leaders in Texas to discuss the benefits of a future UK-US Free Trade Agreement and promote British SMEs overseas. Discussions were focused on strengthening trade and investment ties between the UK and Texas, worth almost $14 billion in 2018.

Conor Burns commented: “A future trade agreement could help reduce barriers and bring benefits to thousands of small businesses by reducing costs while also strengthening sectors like manufacturing…”

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Get your e-commerce business ready to go global

In uncertain times the best way to reduce risk and increase your opportunities for growth is to expand into more markets. British fashion businesses are in an especially strong position to sell internationally for their unique, high-quality and competitively-priced goods, and your website acts as your storefront.

With more than two billion online shoppers worldwide, and cross-border e-commerce predicted to grow to $1 trillion in 2020, we’ve pulled together our top considerations when preparing for international trade.

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