Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference | UK-South Korea trade | When is a document not a document?

Posted on 11/10/2018 by DHL Express

Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference: London 2018

This week the government is hosting an international conference about the illegal wildlife trade. This issue not only threatens animals with extinction, but is also detrimental to sustainable economic growth and the livelihoods of people in rural communities.

Global leaders, including DHL Express, are coming together to help eradicate the illegal wildlife trade and better protect some of the most iconic species of wildlife. Through increased collaboration there is hope that enforcement networks and security challenges can be improved.

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International Trade Secretary in South Korea

The International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, visited Seoul in South Korea to push forward talks on the future trading relationship after the UK leaves the EU. Dr Fox met with his counterpart, Trade Minister, Kim Hyun-chong, to reaffirm the ongoing partnership.

Total trade between the UK and South Korea was worth £13.3 billion last year, up by 15.2 per cent on 2016, and British firms exported more to South Korea than to India. The World Bank has rated the UK the 7th easiest country to do business in the world and South Korea has been rated 4th.

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When is a document not a document?

Customs clarifications on what is a document can be a bit tricky! We are experiencing a number of issues where shipments are not correctly classified, or the description provided is not accurate.

If a shipment is incorrectly declared as containing documents this can lead to delays. We have produced a guide to help our customers correctly classify shipments and minimise transit delays.

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