Tackling Asia | UK ranked for ease of business | UK-Morocco trade agreement

Posted on 31/10/2019 by DHL Express

Is the Japanese market right for your business?

With three major global sporting events taking place in Japan within the space of a year, the Asian powerhouse is enjoying its time in the spotlight.

As the Official Logistics Partners of the Rugby World Cup 2019™, which is about to come to a close with the final England v South Africa taking place on Saturday, we’re shedding light on why trading with Japan is a no-brainer for British businesses.

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UK ranked eighth in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index

The UK has earned its place as one of the best places to do business in the world, according to the World Bank’s latest ‘Ease of Doing Business 2020’ report. Published last week, the UK ranked eighth in the report for its business environment, rising from ninth last year.

Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss said: “This is why Britain continues to be the number one destination for attracting foreign direct investment in Europe, and third globally after the USA and China.”

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UK and Morocco sign continuity agreement

The UK government signed a trade continuity agreement with Morocco in London last week. This will ensure British businesses and consumers benefit from continued access to the Moroccan market after we leave the EU.

Trade between the two nations was worth £2.5 billion in 2018. The agreement aims to further UK-Moroccan cooperation across foreign policy, economic, social and cultural ties.

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