Department of International Trade – two years on | UK host Australia-UK ministerial talks | Golden rules of e-commerce

Posted on 26/07/2018 by DHL Express

Department of International Trade – two years on

The Department of International Trade (DIT) was formed two years ago to help businesses export, attract investment, negotiate market access and free trade deals, and champion global free trade.

Since this formation, exports have grown by an average of £7 billon per month for the last 23 months, and DIT has actively helped firms secure more than £70 billion worth of export wins.

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UK host Australia-UK ministerial talks

Last week Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson welcomed their Australian counterparts to government for ministerial talks in the 10th Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial Consultations (AUKMIN).

Speaking ahead of the talks Jeremy Hunt said: “Australia is one of the UK’s closest allies and […] we have a dynamic modern friendship including a significant exchange of people and goods. Talks with businesses and government on boosting trade between us when we leave the EU will be a top priority.”

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Golden rules of e-commerce

In 2017, emarketer.com revealed that retail e-commerce sales worldwide rose 23.2 per cent to US$ 2.29 trillion, so it’s fair to say getting your e-commerce strategy in check is essential to your bottom line.

Take a look at DHL’s 22 golden rules of e-commerce to make sure your online business is a hit. From being responsive to professional photography there is something new for you to take from this checklist.

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