Record-breaking UK Exports | New Online Trading Tool | Competing with Larger Companies

Posted on 12/09/2019 by DHL Express

Record-breaking exports for all UK nations

New statistics from HMRC show that overseas demand for British goods has increased across every UK nation. In the 12 months to Q2 2019, goods exports in England grew by 2.7 per cent, in Scotland by 14.5 per cent, in Wales by 6.8 per cent and in Northern Ireland by 6.8 per cent.

Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss, said: “Opening up new markets for British businesses across the country is a top priority of mine, and today’s statistics show businesses are benefiting more than ever from global trade.”

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New service to reduce market access barriers

A newly launched online tool will make it easier for British businesses to trade globally by allowing them to report any issues preventing them from overseas trading. The tool will ensure that the government’s trade experts can work with countries around the world to resolve concerns.

Some current market access barriers can prohibit imports entirely. A study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) suggests G20 economies could see exports increase by 20 per cent if trade barriers were halved.

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The internet has made it possible for small and even sole traders to compete with large companies. Whilst a great product or service that fills a gap in the market is essential, it’s important to make sure your brand looks credible.

There are lots of simple ways that can make your business seem bigger than it really is; read our 19 top tips to help you get started.

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