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Posted on 22/07/2021 by DHL Express

New UK scheme to drive trade with developing countries

This week the UK has launched its proposal for the Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS). Through reduced tariffs and streamlining the rules of origin requirements, it will provide greater trading opportunities between the UK and lower-income nations, allowing them to grow their economy from within and reduce poverty. In return, the UK would benefit from lower prices and more choice.

Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, said: “Cutting tariffs for poorer countries enables them to trade their way to genuine independence – and I’m proud we lead the world in offering that opportunity.”

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Finally, results from Amazon Prime Day 2021 have shown that for a second year running, marketplace goods outperformed the e-commerce giant’s own products.

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