Further government support | Lessons from South Korea | Brands responding to crisis

Posted on 9/04/2020 by DHL Express

Further support for exporting businesses announced

In new guidance released on Monday, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has announced further support to British exporters and investors. 160,000 exporters and investors trading internationally are now eligible to secure export insurance cover to major international markets, including the EU, US, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland with immediate effect.

Exports from the UK to these major markets totalled £499 billion in 2019 – that’s 74% of all international sales from the UK. International Trade Secretary, Lizz Truss, said: “The government’s network of trade, policy and business specialists across the UK and around the world will continue to provide support where it is most needed, to ensure the country can continue trading during this difficult time.”

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Lessons learned in South Korea

The British Chambers of Commerce is hosting a regular webinar series to support businesses during COVID-19. Last week the team shared an exclusive webinar with senior members of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea (BCCCK).

BCCK CEO Sean Blakeley joined colleagues at PWC and Dyson to share first-hand accounts of how Korea reacted to the coronavirus and how it affected business across the country.

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How businesses are responding to the crisis

With Europe in lockdown, an overwhelming number of consumers are increasing their online shopping activity. This provides an opportunity for businesses to up their e-commerce sales in-line with this shift in habits.

So, what brands have responded well so far – and how can you get involved? Read DHL’s latest blog to get inspired.

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